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what am I missing? Biden tell the truth ? FtW?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 19, 2021 03:34PM
[www.nytimes.com]

just seems like an opinion to get paid.

what truth?

It was stoopit for the rooskis 40 years ago.
Stoopit again for the US 20 years ago.
The Afghans seems to have no interest in the 21st century.
They had 20 years of training, weapons and money to figure it out.
See ya.
Welcome to the 1300's.


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Re: what am I missing? Biden tell the truth ? FtW?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: August 19, 2021 03:46PM
imo he's telling a hard truth in exactly the way we've trained politicians not to. I can forgive a lot of mistakes over this. Mistakes will always happen, the best we can do is be truthful about them.



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Re: what am I missing? Biden tell the truth ? FtW?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: August 19, 2021 04:32PM
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Fritz
The Afghans seems to have no interest in the 21st century.

I heard a wag once say "You can't 'Nuke 'em back to the Stone Age'; they're already there."



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Re: what am I missing? Biden tell the truth ? FtW?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: August 19, 2021 04:59PM
ain't it so.

while I feel for the woman and children I don't think there is anything else that can be done for the country til the fanaticism goes away.
I ain't gonna hold my breath.



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Re: what am I missing? Biden tell the truth ? FtW?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 19, 2021 07:24PM
While I'm definitely sympathetic to the plight of the Afghanis, I also feel that they needed to take responsibility for their own country. We were there for 20 years, providing them with equipment and training, along the lines of "teach a man to fish" ... it appears that we did successfully teach them to fish, they apparently just had no interest in doing so once we left, allowing the Taliban scare them away from the fishing holes.

I don't see how staying there any longer would have made any difference. As for Biden and his administration's apparent choice to ignore what the military and the intelligence from within Afghanistan was telling him (if we can, for a moment, assume both that they were being truthful in this AND that they were transparent about it) ... there's only so much you can do. Biden has now gone on record that he will make sure that everyone they can get out, will safely get out.




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Re: what am I missing? Biden tell the truth ? FtW?
Posted by: $tevie
Date: August 19, 2021 10:16PM
I guess I am stoopit because for the life of me I do not see how
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The last time a war blew up in the face of a Democratic president, it derailed his domestic agenda and stalled the most ambitious social reforms of a generation.
has any point beyond "I talked the NYT into paying me for running my yap".



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