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We’re training the Taliban to kill
us — and take back Afghanistan

New York Post, by Paul Sperry

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/9/2014 8:28:30 PM

The assassination of an American general by a Taliban terrorist posing as an Afghan soldier exposes the lunacy of the administration’s Afghanistan strategy. Under pressure from President Obama, the military rushed to recruit local Afghans to stand up a national army and police ahead of his hasty year-end troop withdrawal. To process some 7,000 new recruits each month, corners were cut on background checks, allowing insurgents and terrorists to fill the ranks of the now-350,000-member security force. At the same time, the Pentagon allowed the Afghan government to take over and empty US prisons of Taliban and other terrorists as

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How does one comment to an editorial that points out the real danger that we are in, while our pResident goes off to vacation? As his days in office get shorter, our future may be, as well.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: janylou, 8/9/2014 8:57:33 PM     (No. 9959869)

Iraq all over again! Obama has done one thing for sure. He has proven how right Romeny was and how wrong for the job he is!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Calico Al, 8/9/2014 9:28:02 PM     (No. 9959876)

Sounds like what their doing on the southern border here in the USA.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sulaco, 8/9/2014 9:58:08 PM     (No. 9959889)

And lest we forget Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the leader of the ISIS was in US custody until guess who released him?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: coldoc, 8/9/2014 11:04:14 PM     (No. 9959925)

Muslims. Arm them, train them, educate them at your peril.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GO3, 8/10/2014 4:44:22 AM     (No. 9960025)

Stupid COIN crap in action.

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