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Old 12-29-2014, 09:23 AM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marines are putting America's longest war behind them. They are pulling up stakes in the patch of Afghan desert known as Helmand province, where 378 Marines were killed and nearly 5,000 wounded in fighting that peaked four years ago.

On Sunday they turned over to Afghan authorities the keys to Camp Leatherneck, the sprawling base in Helmand from which the Marines surged against the Taliban in 2009.

Helmand was the epicenter of President Barack Obama's surge against the Taliban. The Marines focused on it so completely that some dubbed it "Marine-istan.

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No kidding. 13 years later.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:23 AM
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No kidding. 13 years later.
I think your beliefs are rather universal here.

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When did Obama say he would pull US Troops out of Afghanistan, close to the last election?

US mulls more troops in Afghanistan.

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/03...in-Afghanistan
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No kidding. 13 years later.
Agreed. If our government hadn't become infatuated with Iraq in 2003, the job would have been done by 2005 or 2006.
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Agreed. If our government hadn't become infatuated with Iraq in 2003, the job would have been done by 2005 or 2006.
I think obsessed is a better term, and that personality disorder started well before 9/11.
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