Romney Pledges More Support for U.S. Military in Afghanistan

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N.H. The decade-long and deeply unpopular Afghanistan War re-entered the political limelight Monday when Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep.
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Harr

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they should get out and leave this Afghanistan alone in peace.
Such criminal politicians like these both criminals are responsible for all tragedy of milions of people there.
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There is no mission in Afghanistan. Universally the American population wants us out of there NOW. Romney is good at saying things he is going to do in his first 3 hours in office. How about order all troops home immediately. You can save a hell of a lot more money getting out of that useless war than shutting down a few radio stations. If Romney announced he would end that war by summer of 2013, he would get elected.
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Aug 20, 2012
 
Mitt Romney on Afghanistan fm http://www.mittromney.com/issues/afghanistan-...

Ensure Buy-In from Afghan and Pakistani Governments

To defeat the insurgency in Afghanistan, the United States will need the cooperation of both the Afghan and Pakistani governments. It is in the interests of all three nations to see that Afghanistan and the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region are rid of the Taliban and other insurgent groups. Mitt Romney will work with both the Afghan government and Pakistan to ensure that those nations are fully contributing to success in Afghanistan. But we will only persuade Afghanistan and Pakistan to be resolute if they are convinced that the United States will itself be resolute. Only an America that appears fully committed to success will eliminate the incentives for them to hedge their bets by aligning with opposing forces.

The United States must be clear in what we require of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai should understand that our commitment must be met with reciprocal efforts to crack down on corruption in his government, respect free and fair elections as required by the Afghan constitution, and coordinate with the United States on fighting the narcotics trade that fuels the insurgency. Pakistan should understand that any connection between insurgent forces and Pakistanís security and intelligence forces must be severed. The United States enjoys significant leverage over both of these nations. We should not be shy about using it.
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The simple tranlation is that Romney, like Obama, is clueless regarding Afghanistan. The occupation there is the problem not the solution.

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I thought GOP wanted to make cuts in budget???? OH YEA ONLY SICK POOR AND OLD WILL SUFFER CUTS....The military industrialist will get rich off more GOP war and military waste.

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