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Biden's gamble: Will pulling troops from Afghanistan revive extremist threat?

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By ROBERT BURNS

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I remember reading in TIME (remember that magazine) when this whole mess started.

A Taliban member was quoted, "The Americans have the watches , but we have the time."

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Thats right, we should leave and if it gets to the point where we have to go back because of a looming attack or attack emanating from the region, we can always go back, but under no circumstance at this point do we need to stay there anymore.

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America had no right invading the country in the first place.

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Thats right, we should leave and if it gets to the point where we have to go back because of a looming attack or attack emanating from the region, we can always go back, but under no circumstance at this point do we need to stay there anymore.

Nice to see you agree with Biden and the Dems and not the hardline NEOCON Pubs....welcome to Team Blue...

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Biden was “paving the way for another 9/11” by withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the decision was a “grave mistake” that would “likely” result in “disaster”.

Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 Republican in the House, argued it would “only embolden the very jihadists who attacked our homeland on that day twenty years ago.”

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That’s a multiple error decision. It’s not only a present to the Taliban and/or later a new Islamic state revival, no, you’d better before had a look at the map, as you also leave a territory that’s east of the Iran, giving up the big strategic advantage to have servicemen in Iraq from the west and in Afghanistan from the east to keep the Iran in some permanent kind of check, for not overdoing in uranium enrichment processes and producing atomic warheads. No, in contrary, you should have piled up everything in both countries, Iraq and Afghanistan. They only understand the language of a strong presence in that whole region. They won’t even listen to Twitter messages out of the WH from now on, that’s for sure.

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So Saudi terrorists caused 9/11 and we invaded Afghanistan and Iraq. Thanks Bush. I say leave this problem to Russia. You may recall they withdrew before us and labeled it an unwinnable war.

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The Taliban were not in control until after they kicked the Russians out of the country. I hate to think of how the people are going to suffer under the Taliban, but this whole mess could have been avoided if the rest of the world had left them alone in the first place.

On another note, the Taliban have never posed a threat to the US. They offered to put the leaders of Al Qaeda on trial, but Bush decided to invade instead. He then proceeded to let Bin Laden escape to Pakistan. Bush is not a bad man - I think he would make a good neighbor, unlike Trump - but he was a pretty incompetent President. I give Biden credit for making a difficult decision.

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