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Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:10 AM

Damn Right He's My President

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Damn Right Heís My President
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Friday August 20, 2021 ∑ 1:55 PM EDT


Joe Biden ended the twenty-year war in Afghanistan. Thatís a historical fact now. It wasnít perfect, and it wasnít pretty, but it had to be done, and by God he did it.

His first year in office, too!

When Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld invaded Afghanistan in October of 2001, Americans were led to believe it would be a quick, decisive battle similar to what we saw in Desert Storm, Iraq, in 1991.

Boom boom, bang bang, in and out, done.

Obviously we were lied to, because the Bush administration had no intention of leaving Afghanistan from the start. And they made damned certain that leaving the country would be somebody elseís problem.

Republicans excel at making messes that somebody else has to clean up.


The GOP whipped up popularity for the war by pandering to their baseís bigotry (gonna teach them ragheads a lesson!) while simultaneously accusing anybody who disagreed with them of being unpatriotic and belonging to the ďHate America FirstĒ crowd.

Seriously. Thatís basically what happened.

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You canít spend twenty freaking years and well over a trillion dollars ďnation buildingĒ only to watch it all evaporate in eleven days and blame it on the new guy.

Because the bottom line is this: Joe Biden didnít screw up the twenty-year war of Afghanistan. That had already been done twenty times over, starting in October of 2001.

Joe Biden ended the Afghanistan war.

And for that, I am proud.

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babylonsister Aug 2021 OP
bluedevil4 Aug 2021 #1
Demsrule86 Aug 2021 #2
bluedevil4 Aug 2021 #4
True Blue American Aug 2021 #7
bluedevil4 Aug 2021 #9
True Blue American Aug 2021 #11
NJCher Aug 2021 #13
True Blue American Aug 2021 #14
BlueJac Aug 2021 #3
bluedevil4 Aug 2021 #5
True Blue American Aug 2021 #6
True Blue American Aug 2021 #8
Botany Aug 2021 #10
Cosmocat Aug 2021 #12
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #15
crickets Aug 2021 #16

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:19 AM

1. Wasn't? You know

 

itís still going on and itís far from over.
I agree with what you said and I donít understand why American nationalists didnít leave before the pullout but they didnít. We knew they were there and we should have planned for this. The WAY we tried leaving failed. The backup plan isÖ. I donít think we have one and thatís our screw up. Thatís our problem! We need to fix it

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Response to bluedevil4 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:28 AM

2. It was supposed to happen in May ... Trumps deal. Peopke knew this.

TIMES UP.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:30 AM

4. Times up?

 

You lost me

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Response to bluedevil4 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:37 AM

7. Yet to the Press

It is all Bidenís fault. I have begun to despise the Press this weekend.

A few finally said 95% of Americans want this. Then went right back to hysterics.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:45 AM

9. I'm trying not to watch

 

American news but I keep going back and forth

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Response to bluedevil4 (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 09:46 AM

11. I am watching CSPAN, Carter Malkasian

Has written a book. He spent years in Asghanistan. The Afghan government was corrupt to the core and we were propping them up. The Taliban was fighting the corruption. Karzi and Ghani were siphoning off money all over.

The Taliban were trying to help people and Afghanistan wanted them in!

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:15 AM

13. when the truth comes out about this

that will have to change. And it is an ugly truth.

As I type this, The New Yorker Radio Hour is interviewing a Mideast expert who is saying the Afghanistan government was a sham government which evolved as an ongoing operation set up to steal our money. No president had the courage to face this or admit it to the American people. They all lied to us about it.

And furthermore, the Taliban just moved next door to Pakistan. How are you going to win any war where the enemy just conveniently moves next door?

The one area where the operation succeeded is to educate women and girls. If the Taliban tries this, it will be a conflict that's tough enough that they may have to set aside their values on this issue for a while.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 10:45 AM

14. That is just what I heard on CSPAN.

Carter has a book and shows the Afghani Government was corrupt to the core while the Taliban was actually fighting for the people and want them to govern.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:28 AM

3. When watching the news I ask myself, is covid gone?

The media wants fresh meat and Biden is it!

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Response to BlueJac (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:32 AM

5. Covid's

 

alive and doing well. The tragic events that are going on in Afghanistan are also news worthy

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:38 AM

8. Your Damn Right

Biden is my President!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:55 AM

10. Once Rumsfeld let bin Laden walk away @ Tora Bora in late 2001 or early 2002 "it" was over.

Rummy let OBL go so Cheney could have his war in Iraq, steal their oil, and make billions of
his KBR/Halliburton cost + no bid contracts.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 09:53 AM

12. That is exactly what happened

My entire life this country has indulged their bullshit like this.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 05:50 PM

16. That last one has a good kick! 💙

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