December 20th, 2010
10:33 AM ET

Afghanistan war review

CNN's Candy Crowley discusses the gains and setbacks in the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

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  1. Zachary Barry

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    May 11, 2011 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. carlos t

    IN A WAR THAT WOULD BE FOR EVERYBODY WHO THINK IN A BETTER WORLD,IN FREEDOM........ I HAVE MY BOY FIGHTING IN AFGHANISTAN,HE BORN IN BOLIVIA,AND IS NOW WITH THE USA MARINES ,PROUD OF HIM,10 YEARS WITHOUT SEE HIM,SHOULD HATE USA FOR DECLINED VISA,TO SEE HIM I WAS READY TO GO TO AFGHAN ,MONEY SOMETIMES IS A ISSUE,I HAVE HOPE AND FAITH I LLSEE HIM SOME DAY IN THE FUTURE AND SEE A BETTER WORLD TOO,ANOTHER CHRISTMAS WITHOUT HIM,.......MERRY CHRISTMAS SON,........FOR U AND UR FRIENDS TAKE CARE

    December 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Robert

    It's also sad how those who profess to love the military the most are the ones not willing to pay enough taxes to sustain it... ergo we had that attempt to cut funding to the VA in 2005... the efforts at the backdoor draft... keeping soldiers in the battlefield longer than they should serve for their own health and sanity... this is why we have rotations so people don't burn out... every rule and principle meant to keep the army going, the so-called "tough of defense" Republicans have swept aside for their own grandiose plans. Humvees that did not have armor at the outset... barracks that could not withstand a bomb blast... to tanks that continually malfunction... Like a popular comedian once said: "We love the military the way Michael Vick loves dogs."

    December 23, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Robert

    This is why I don't believe the rhetoric that Republicans are good at homeland security. First of all, 9-11 happened under a Rebublican... so clearly, someone was asleep at the wheel. Secondly, nobody but a complete fool will start a second front... Military experts all warn against that sort of thing... Bush did exactly what King George, Hitler, Hirohito, Ancient Greece, and the Romans did... start second fronts while already waging wars on another front. It has proven to bankrupt empires in the past. I don't want America to end up the same way but some people just don't have a clear grasp of history... I guess it's because they may have not read up on it... you know... like how they ignore science.

    December 23, 2010 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • glenn

      Worse than two unfinished wars, Bush left a country that is bankrupt and not willing to pay taxes.

      December 24, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Robert

    Once again, Afganistan comes back to haunt us all... should have stuck to that country instead of going off into iraq. I don't care about "the world is a better place without Saddam". How about we take care of viable threats one at a time? Even if Saddam had the missiles, we have missiles that can shoot other missiles. It's not as if he was Russia and he had ICBM's. None of those weapons would have reached the US anytime soon.... It's sick... Only a fool would start a second front in an ongoing war... this has been the undoing of great empires...

    December 23, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The only People out to get me is on here!!! I can take care of Myself otherwise...

    December 21, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Wrong.

      December 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LarryKegel(US Army)

    My Friend at times I agree with You... But then there are other times I just don't understand You!!!

    December 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny

      He wants what he have but he cannot have it so he's a hater.

      December 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dindy.....

    Abdulla...el Fullah......we can get along if people respect each other and fully surrender to God.. The problem in this world is people have exceeded God and has taken God's place to punish and Judge others. Now we have comments from several countries here. I know all of us are going through lots of pain. No matter what religion or nationality we are. Why..we go through it? because we have exceeded God and we ourselves have used our Ideas to rule this world rather than keeping one BOSS (GOD) for along time many have done things against each other thinking that they do a favor to God. Yet ..we cant get out from that mess and God has nothing to do with it. Of cause it is difficult to get along when people are not wise enough to discuss . How sad . Everyone should trust on their Master (Creator) rather than trying to be master mine without the real Master's guidance. Some human try to guide other when they themselves are not in fine balance or even not listening to each other. from all these things innocent die. There is nothing to celebrate actually till all the children of God who are with guns leave them and raise their arms to worship God and raise HIS name on the throne of praises.May God bring all of us from this terrible situation !!! Amen!!

    December 21, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Because You have to respect a Person to get along with Them!!!

      December 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Shop?

      December 26, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maritta

    crawl under a rock where you belong yakobbe

    December 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      You know better than that Maritta,so knock it off.

      December 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Abdulla el Fullah

        Why can't we all just get along???

        December 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Foolish-Daniel-2.

        December 21, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |