Aug 22, 2021 -- 1:18AM, A_T wrote:
fair enough on Blair (although there ihase never been a British PM who would not have followed Bush into Iraq) but you'd have to include Trump in this. He made a deal with the Taliban promising to pull out all US troops, releasing thousands of dangerous insurgents, relaxing sanctions on them, promising not to interfere in Afghan affairs - and all the Taliban had to agree to was not to threaten the US or it's allies.
Sloppy Joe BROKE that deal, he also wrote 15 executive orders on day 1 of his regime to CANCEL Trump policies
IT's 100% on SLOPPY
SLOPPY is a mass murderer. DEAL WITH IT
Aug 22, 2021 -- 2:18AM, dpm wrote:
Lets not forget the Afghan military was 300,000 strong well trained and well equipped but they just ran, if they didn't want to fight for their freedom why should we or the US do it for them. The country and culture can only be changed by the people if it's what they want.
They were all illiterate and useless... and most were high on opium all the time
Also thousands of ghost soldier
Aug 22, 2021 -- 5:47AM, A_T wrote:
the West's main worry with Saddam was his threat to Saudi Arabia and the oil - so the US sent massive forces to the Kingdom to protect it. Osama Bin Laden pleaded with the Saudi rulers not to do this (he wanted his homeland to use the Mujahideen) but he was ignored. Disgusted with the US he went off and used his considerable wealth to train terrorists in Afghanistan to attack the US.