Skip to comments.Trump: Afghanistan is the 'Harvard University of terrorism'
Posted on 08/20/2019 4:41:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Speaking at the White House, Trump lamented that US involvement in the country for 18 years, which he described as more of a "police force," is "ridiculous," and repeated a claim that the US "could win that war in a week if we wanted to" but that he does not "want to kill 10 million people, 10 million Afghans ... because that's what would have to happen and I'm not looking to do that."
Trump said the US is "bringing some of our troops back but we have to have a presence."
The area "does seem to be the Harvard University of terrorism," Trump said.
"We've been a peacekeeper there, in a way, for 19 years and at a certain point you have to say that's long enough," he said, describing visiting wounded veterans at Walter Reed military hospital who have served in Afghanistan.
He said the US is "negotiating -- we'll see what happens," but that the Taliban could stop unrest in the region "very easily."
Trump met with top national security advisers last week at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey, to review a US-Taliban peace plan that could end America's longest-running war.
The State Department announced on Tuesday that its Taliban negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad was traveling to Doha and Afghanistan to continue discussions with the Taliban and Afghan government, respectively, on the peace process.
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Exactly. The politicos coming out of Harvard are terrorizing America.
We don’t need a presence.
LOL, Trump trolls Hahhvaard.
Oh boy is that going to trigger some faux brainiacs.
The land of skulls and bones, so yeah....
Hey I have an idea, maybe we shouldn’t let them in the country. And absolutely minimize America’s contact with that country.
Pretty obvious that what we’ve been doing for 18 years isn’t working
We are not in Afghanistan because of 9/11. We are not in Afghanistan to fight them over there so we don’t fight them here. We are not there in Afghanistan the spread freedom. We are not there to prevent terrorism.
We are there for one, and one reason only... money for the establishment,
Exactly, we should have killed the 10m or whatever it would take to send the message “don’t F with the US” right after 9/11, then left entirely with no nation building or aid.
I do believe he is right in that the only solution is to roll from one end of the country - if one can call it a country - to the other and kill everything living thing on the way.
However, eschewing that, we must make sure that is does not become a base for another bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
Which establishment? And who benefits?
The natives can kill each other.
If there is a satanic opposite to allah, that entity can sort the souls.
Hes right, you know.
Get out, or make the rubble bounce.
What, a bunch of spoiled rich kids turned into Marxist harpies?
The one that runs America. The ones that talks like Bush and Cheney sit on the boards of, the bankers, Lockheed, Etc.
The war benefits absolutely nobody except the elite moneyed interests in America who regarded as the ultimate Cash Cow. Several trillion so far
Whew, that’s a relief. Graduating a bunch of effete elitist terrorists is very little worrisome. Now, if he had named Michigan Technological University, then I’d have been worried
Proximity to Iran?
NOBODY wants to deal with this issue. In 2007 I was in a meeting in Kabul where the French representative asked what was being done to curb population growth. At the break I overheard the Presidents advisor saying he had already asked Karzai about that, but Karzai wouldnt touch it because of the religious leaders.
So 10 million wouldnt even take the population back to where it was when the US got involved.
“Trump: Afghanistan is the ‘Harvard University of terrorism’
Except Afghanistan doesn’t turn out such wretched scum for graduates as Harvard.
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