Poll: Afghanistan War Death Toll Hits 2,000—Is Mission Worth Loss?

New York Times says Camp Pendleton regiment among the worst hit—with 25 Marines killed.

President Obama aims to end America’s military role in Afghanistan in 2014, and Mitt Romney has said the drawdown should be careful. But with 2,000 U.S. lives lost in that region—and killings of GIs associated with that country’s own security forces growing—some are calling for an immediate U.S. pullout. From Camp Pendleton, the 3rd Batallion, 5th Marine Regiment lost 25 troops in seven months, the second-highest toll of the war, according to a New York Times analysis.  Is the mission still justified?

Kevin George August 24, 2012 at 04:25 PM
crazy August 24, 2012 at 05:02 PM
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Komfort August 24, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Dave Fenner August 24, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Well, this certainly is a cynical, and entirley inaccurate statement. We won the war in Vietnam, finally. Signed a truce, left under favorable conditions, then the congress refused to provide aid to the south , - allowed it then to be overrun by the Communist forces from the north. Now, they all live under repression and Communist governement. Sorry to inform you, as a pessimist, but we DID win that war. And Doug, leaving Afghans right now, will result in same thing over there, without our help. But, of course, if you don't care about anybody, or other peoples in the world, then, yes, we should just get out and forget about it. Souldn't be helping Israel either, let them be buried. We'll just go home and live our own lives in happiness. Sort of like President Wilson suggested a hundred years ago. When will we ever learn.?
crazy August 24, 2012 at 10:50 PM


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