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mrveggieman
02-02-2012, 08:37 AM
Your thoughts.

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/panetta-us-combat-in-1326839.html

angel0430
02-02-2012, 08:47 AM
This means that we are going to have more unemployment. The military is going to dowsize again. Youa re going to have all this veterans without a job as soon as they come back. It is good for the governement to save money but at the same time it is bad for military families.

tsjct
02-02-2012, 08:56 AM
GOOD! Why are we there? They all HATE us. I say bring EVERY SINGLE troop in a foreign country home. Let them defend for themselves. Let other countries be. But with that said i say we CUT OFF ALL money we send to those countries also. We should not SEND money to countries when our own economy is in trouble. If Iran wants a NUKE let them have a nuke and if they use it then we USE ours. WE have got to stop policing the world. Bring the Troops home and CUT the money off. We will save a ton.

pghin08
02-02-2012, 09:01 AM
GOOD! Why are we there? They all HATE us. I say bring EVERY SINGLE troop in a foreign country home. Let them defend for themselves. Let other countries be. But with that said i say we CUT OFF ALL money we send to those countries also. We should not SEND money to countries when our own economy is in trouble. If Iran wants a NUKE let them have a nuke and if they use it then we USE ours. WE have got to stop policing the world. Bring the Troops home and CUT the money off. We will save a ton.

I agree. Why do we still have such large bases in Germany and Japan? We have something like 100,000 troops combined in those countries. It's not 1945, we can deconstruct those bases.

I think we all want our troops home and safe.

Star_Cards
02-02-2012, 09:34 AM
This means that we are going to have more unemployment. The military is going to dowsize again. Youa re going to have all this veterans without a job as soon as they come back. It is good for the governement to save money but at the same time it is bad for military families.

This might be true, but I'd think military families would rather have their family members back in the U.S. looking for work than in Afghanistan trying to stay alive or in harms way.

Star_Cards
02-02-2012, 09:41 AM
GOOD! Why are we there? They all HATE us. I say bring EVERY SINGLE troop in a foreign country home. Let them defend for themselves. Let other countries be. But with that said i say we CUT OFF ALL money we send to those countries also. We should not SEND money to countries when our own economy is in trouble. If Iran wants a NUKE let them have a nuke and if they use it then we USE ours. WE have got to stop policing the world. Bring the Troops home and CUT the money off. We will save a ton.

I agree pretty much completely to the part of bringing home troops and ending our wars. I will say that I'm okay with having bases around the world in countries that we are friendly with to some degree. It does seem odd though considering these other countries don't have military bases here in the U.S.

As far as foreign funding I'll bet there is a lot of waste although I'm not against us helping out countries that need legitimate help if it goes to actual good. However, when our country is needing to tighten up the purse strings it seems like those types of things would be one of the first things to cut. If a family takes a pay cut or something, charity is usually one of the first budgetary cuts.

habsheaven
02-02-2012, 09:50 AM
I agree pretty much completely to the part of bringing home troops and ending our wars. I will say that I'm okay with having bases around the world in countries that we are friendly with to some degree. It does seem odd though considering these other countries don't have military bases here in the U.S.

As far as foreign funding I'll bet there is a lot of waste although I'm not against us helping out countries that need legitimate help if it goes to actual good. However, when our country is needing to tighten up the purse strings it seems like those types of things would be one of the first things to cut. If a family takes a pay cut or something, charity is usually one of the first budgetary cuts.

These other countries have no interests in this part of the world to worry about. Therefore, they do not need convenient locations to launch military attacks from.

AUTaxMan
02-02-2012, 12:02 PM
Bring em all home, but don't tell your enemy exactly when you are leaving. At least make them work a little to retake the country.

mrveggieman
02-02-2012, 12:04 PM
bring em all home, but don't tell your enemy exactly when you are leaving. At least make them work a little to retake the country.


+1

pghin08
02-02-2012, 12:10 PM
This is creepy. P&R is agreeing on stuff.

Star_Cards
02-02-2012, 01:01 PM
^ I feel dirty. lol