December 25th, 2009
11:25 AM ET
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    After America arms, trains and equipts the Afghan Army then leaves, it'll take at most 36 hours before Afghan Army members pledge their allegiance to the Taliban and American soldiers sometime in the future will end up fighting against these same soldiers. When is America going to learn?

    December 28, 2009 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. Alex R.

    The main reason the US is feeling so much resistance is because the cast majority of equipment in Afghanistan was meant to fight wars with other army's and that there simply is not nearly enough troops on the ground. In Vietnam their was over 1.7 million soldiers while in Afghanistan their is only around 300,000. When you put these two together then you see the problem.

    December 26, 2009 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. A. Smith, Oregon

    The same thing occurred under Bush Sr. with the Iraqi Army, training, supplies, munitions. We ended up fighting against what we had trained, supplied and equipped with Saddam.

    In the 1980's under Reagan-Bush, the American CIA with the Taliban gave them training, supplies, munitions and how to IED's. We are now dealing with the blow back against the same soldiers that the CIA had trained, supplied and equipped to fight the Russian soldiers.

    The moment America leaves Afghanistan, the Afghanistan soldiers will simply take vows of allegiance to the Taliban rather than face further battles or death and America will once again face the same people we trained, supplied and equipped in future battles.

    December 25, 2009 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |