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Do you think we should have stayed in Afghanistan?
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1985 Votes

Do you think we should have stayed in Afghanistan?

Yes, we should have stayed!

8

No, we needed to leave.

14

Yes, we should have stayed!

8 Comments
JohnWayne Kenneth Pool
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JohnWayne Kenneth Pool

We needed to stay until the job was done. Look at Europe; the war ended in 1945 and we still have troops there. Why were we expecting the Middle East to be different?

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

This will only breed terrorist attacks. If you think the taliban will be content you're a fool.

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Shantae Carter
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Shantae Carter

We should have stayed long enough to transition out better.

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Teresa Rodriguez
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Teresa Rodriguez

A more long term withdrawal plan would have been the smart thing to do. Handing the Taliban an entire country and billions of dollars if weapons cost 13 military lives and an unknown number left behind. That blood is on the current administration!!! Just waiting for the attack on US soil

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Carol Garside
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Carol Garside

At this point stayed and had a better withdrawal idea. Biden didn't listen to anyone. He needs to go to his retirement home sooner than later

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Patricia Brady-McKinney
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Patricia Brady-McKinney

Yes we should have stayed long enough to get people safely out that the Taliban will probably kill. What idiot would think the Taliban would not rush right in and take over if we gave them notice of when we were leaving and then did it this way?

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

We should have stayed long enough to at the very least had a well thought out plan in advance to get people out ahead of time not after the catastrophe! The Biden administration did literally everything wrong as usual! What a slap in the face of all who served there. Biden is a blight on the world

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Kenneth Emmrich
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Kenneth Emmrich

We should have stayed for as long as it took have a better transition. Biden, his administration and everyone who supports Biden's decision has blood on their hands.

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No, we needed to leave.

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k san
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k san

Definitely! No amount of added time would give the Afghans the leadership and will to protect their own country. However, this withdrawal was an abysmal failure. Obviously, it should have been better phased with warning to their people this chaos was likely + to start their own exodus weeks ago.

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Marily Sylva Badger
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Marily Sylva Badger

Our job was done a long long time ago, yet we continued to stay? 20 years of helping them and they cut and run at the first site of the Taliban. Clearly they will never have the wherewithal to stand their own ground even after they have been outfitted with the best training and the best weapons.

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Richard Dillard
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Richard Dillard

we should have left 10 years ago. We knew then that it was another Viet Nam. All the lives lost and damaged could have been prevented. It was another political conflict. When watching the news tonight it reminded me of Saigon and once again we left people behind to be killed.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

The u.s was spending away to much money on this endless war, let the afghans take over

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Oakley Taylor
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Oakley Taylor

The Russians and the Brits stayed over there for a shorter time than we did. No one has been able to stop the Taliban. Sooner or later, we had to let go of this situation. It's very sad.

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Paul Owen
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Paul Owen

Afghan troops were there for the dollar not loyalty to coalition government very tribal culture

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Pamela Joe
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Pamela Joe

Ya, 20 years is ridiculous and sounds like too many got rich off this war. Don't understand why the people think we need to take them all out of their country after we tried to set them up for success. Was there not enough people to control the bad ones?

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Tim Collins
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Tim Collins

NO, IT WAS TIME TO LEAVE.. That war will Never end.

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Mary Jacks
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Mary Jacks

We've already tried for 20 years and haven't gotten anywhere!

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Tarasem
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Tarasem

Should have left long ago. Let Russia have another turn in that quagmire, they are already there anyway.

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

Yes, we needed to leave BUT with a plan in place and getting Americans and Afgans out first. Then pulling our troops in an orderly manner.. The administration set the Afgahnistan back 20yrs. amd put US citizens in harms way.

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

John F. Kennedy had the Bay of Pigs. Jimmy Carter's was the fatal failed attempt to free Iranian hostages. Now the Biden administration is responsible for the worst military disaster in decades. Trump planned to get us out without this kind of bloodshed.

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Steven Daniels
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Steven Daniels

Never should have been there in the first place.

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Should lawmakers be banned from future elections for too many unexcused absences?
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102 Votes

Should lawmakers be banned from future elections for too many unexcused absences?

Yes they should!

0

No they shouldn't!

1

Yes they should!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No they shouldn't!

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Do you mostly go to restaurants on your side of town?
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262 Votes

Do you mostly go to restaurants on your side of town?

I stay on my side of town.

2

I go to restaurants all around town.

2

I stay on my side of town.

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Larry Ewart
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Larry Ewart

75% of the time we stay in our part of town. We do go downtown since we have a wider selection there but it is not as convenient.

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I go to restaurants all around town.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

We are avoiding restaurants because of inflation thanks to biden and dems

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Um, what was the question?

CB
CB

You love to hate and it's so sad. I pray for you every day, Gabe.

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