U.S. Afghan presence may last for decades: Secret talks about long-term Afghan security are likely to lead to U.S. troops, spies and air power staying in Afghanistan for decades, U.S. officials said. The U.S.-Afghan talks, which began more than a month ago, are intended to create a strategic partnership that would keep us there far beyond our exit date of 2014 Big mistake! I thought we were not occupiers? What about staying indefinitely in Afghanistan? Also staying in Iraq indefinitely?

I am stunned! Knowing that Afghanistan will never have a central Government once we remove our Billions of dollars and our military. They are frigging tribal, they don’t want a central Government Karzai does in order to gain our support and our money. We know the Taliban want us out as soon as possible. WTF are we doing especially at this critical time saying we will be there for decades? WTF is wrong with us? We just had this discussion yesterday in regard to hanging around in Iraq indefinitely. We are major war mongers. These countries will never hold together period!

We have to get the hell out of there now not asking for more terrorism and fighting by saying we will be there for decades. WTF is wrong with us?

Give the Taliban what they want and speed the pullout up. That will work for me if they would cooperate and stop raising hell until we left and then blow open Afghanistan as will be the case whether we stay or leave. Obama increased troop strength by 35000 for the surge. If it is working so well pull them out but made up of back up troops not combatants we will need if this turns.

Our soldiers did their jobs there meritoriously! Get them out now with their heads held high instead of hung low for joining unnecessarily Afghanistan’s graveyard of nations. We are kind of stuck but we should give Karzai supplies to feed and arm his fighting forces otherwise let him use his families drug money, we should make a quicker exit by leaving most of our trucks and supplies behind but hell the Taliban will get them as well as the country anyway.

We are stuck between a rock and a hard place and it was unnecessary. We could have used drones exclusively and stayed out of Afghanistan in the first place. We are on the Pakistan Afghanistan border right where the Taliban want us, If you have not yet give a quick look at "the Taliban get their first wish We have due to our arrogance and ignorance I would have to assume walked or should I say flew right into their trap at this point I am not sure we have a realistic choice..

Many Muslims believe that ancient Khorasan which covers parts of modern-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan is the promised land from where they will secure the first victory in the end-of-time battle in which the final round, according to their beliefs, will be fought in Palestine-Lebanon-Syria. They are not desperate they are giddy this is finally under way!

Because of our secret plans to grab and secure Pakistan’s mobile nuclear weapons I long ago came to the conclusion that securing them and the plan along the Afghanistan Pakistan Border to take out the Taliban when given the go ahead is the reason we are hanging around in Afghanistan. That is more than enough reason. Just imagine the peril of the world if Pakistan’s nukes fell into the hands of the Taliban and other extremists. The entire world better come together and realize their very being is under threat here and they all must come together and do their share. What say you?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma