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Dutch Wrote: Again Jared, I have to correct you: The US invaded Afghanistan as well Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, Syria, sent troops to: Lybia, Cuba, Somalia. Yemen, Mali and lots of other nations. NATO was dragged into later by the US because of the "existing protection agreements" of both the US and NATO. Thus an total lie that NATO invaded Afghanistan. Let's be very clear NATO has never invaded countries or started wars since its start up after WWII. Only England invaded the Falklands; but England is as nuts as they are here, so that is expected.
I don't want to get in an "I'm right, you're wrong off" with you, but you're just flat out wrong.
The International Security Assistance Force was a NATO led operation that had the full backing of the UN Security Council and was responsible for training the Afghan security forces, rebuilding the country, and fighting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
I was against the Iraq War, wasn't alive for Vietnam and Korea, and was against sending ground troops into Syria (which, by the way, Obama did not do.)
Libya was another NATO!!! led operation, Cuba was well before I was born (and another country that Obama began engaging with), Somalia was another UN sanctioned operation, Yemen is another failed state that America is in a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" situation, and Operation Serval was actually a French led operation in Mali.
I think you forget that I was against the Iraq War before it was cool to be against the Iraq War. You know who I started following during those days? A young state senator from Illinois who was ardently against the war. Not many people in this country are able to say that the first person they ever voted for was Barack Obama...to be a United States Senator from Illinois.
You might call me young and naive, but it was my generation that had to go off and fight in those far off lands. I was lucky enough to not have to go because we didn't have a draft and my parents were wealthy enough to make it so I could go to college without having to sign up for the military or the National Guard.
This is why you frustrate me. I'm not an idiot who doesn't understand history or modern day events. I would have been against the Korean and Vietnam conflicts if I were alive and I would have been for the Cuban military blockade if I were alive in 1962. I was and still am against sending ground troops into Syria and I was and still am against the Iraq War.
Just because we disagree on certain things doesn't mean I'm some blabbering idiot who doesn't know what I'm talking about.