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Afghanistan: America's Longest War Ever

By Alan Grayson | Huffington Post

Today, the war in Afghanistan becomes America's longest war. Longer than the war in Vietnam. Longer than the Korean War.

It took America two years to end World War I, and bring peace to the world. World War II was a little harder; that took us 3½ years to finish off.

The war in Afghanistan is over eight years old. And we're sending in more troops. We're not getting out. We getting deeper in.

Would you like to know why? It's not hard to find the answers. Just read the transcript of Osama Bin Laden's 2004 speech - right here.

Bin Laden's strategy was -- and is -- painfully simple: to repeat his victory in Afghanistan against Russia, by driving us into bankruptcy. As he put it, he wanted to use his "experience in using guerrilla warfare and the war of attrition to fight tyrannical superpowers, as we, alongside the mujahidin, bled Russia for 10 years, until it went bankrupt and was forced to withdraw in defeat." In other words, he just wants to go two-for-two.

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We need to get organized on the war is making you poor

resolution. It was introduced in the house by Grayson & co-sponsored with Dr.Paul.

Having specific, good legislation to rally around, is a good way of taking back our GOV.

Go get 'em boys...

Go kill them bad Afghanis.

And those bad Iraqis.

Go kill 'em all.

I know there's a lot of chomping at the bit to mix it up in Iran.

After all - Look what they did to us on 9/11 right?

Never mind that we put a puppet/despot in charge of Iran in 1953 who killed a lot of Iranians.

And that we armed Sadam to the teeth to fight Iran.

And that we funded Bin Laden for years as a de-facto CIA operative.

And that NONE of the hijackers who supposedly attacked us on 9/11 were Iraqi or Afgani.

Believe me- Obama is NOT getting out of that region and if he tells us he is, he will be lying to pacify his base for election year.

The ultimate politician!

Do you really think we are going to shut down our 12 big bases there and our Vatican sized embassey?

I call it U.S. held Iraq and U.S. held Afghanistan.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Thank you for posting this Michael

great find.

another war is coming it might be a very short one for it does not take 48 hours to destroy most countries on this planet.

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Bush, Perle, and the other Neocons told us

that it was going to last at least 50 years, which may be longer than many of our lifetimes.

we learned from the Russians..

we needed an eternal war for the MIC and Afghanistan had great references from Russia. Only they were smart enough to get out at some point. Now we are fighting the same enemies that we armed to the teeth. Great plan! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A!

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We didn't learn from the Russians

Afghanistan bankrupted the USSR.

We didn't learn a thing.

All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.

I think you

see my point. :O)

ETERNAL WAR...

Perfect for a foreign policy run by what Eisenhower called the "Military Industrial Complex."

He warned us about it and now it has come to fruition.

But that's what happens when your foreign policy is wrong in every way.

THE FORMULA...
1. An undefinable "enemy" (Terrorism)
2. Invasions and occupations to "spread Democracy"
3. A "never ending threat" to our security
4. Total disregard for the Constitution

THE CULPRITS...
The U.S. CONGRESS (They alone allowed it with their votes)

THE CURE...
1. NO MORE FOREIGN AID - TO ANYONE!
2. CLOSE ALL FOREIGN BASES AND BRING THE TROOPS HOME
3. POST THESE TROOPS ON OUR OWN BORDERS
4. LEAD BY EXAMPLE OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY
5. VOW TO DEFEND ONLY OUR OWN SHORES AND BORDERS
6. ABOVE ALL...FOLLOW STRICTLY THE CONSTITUTION (THE LAW OF THE LAND)

ONLY THEN WILL THE "TERRORISTS" OF THE WORLD RUN OUT OF REASONS AND IMPETUS TO ATTACK US.

Amazingly this all sounds too "ideal" or "radical" today, but actually was the foreign policy of our founders.

You know your Republic is in deep trouble when the very ideas by which you were formed now sound "radical."

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

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While Grayson is not reliably

principled, he is making some very effective points. Our liberty candidates could learn a lot by studying his positioning, his attempt to speak to a wide spectrum, his show-and-tell speeches in the House using clear graphic presentations, his artful professionalism, his use of proofs within his articles, as above.

This man is aiming for the White House, and he is building a very impressive record, plus a following thirsty for a candidate with any moral principles whatever, among the desert of Liberal Democrats.

The one candidate on our side who uses explanatory aids as well is Jake. Of course a number of our guys have their entire spectrum of principles in better order than Grayson

Well said. Jake Towne for Congress.

Alan Grayson supports many of our causes, including winding down war.

Thanks for mentioning Jake.

Jake Towne for Congress. 15th District, Penn.
http://TowneForCongress.com

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