March 30, 2009
Posted: 1804 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement that 4,000 more troops would be sent to Afghanistan (on top of 17,000 he's already promised to send) wasn't a small affair what with a highly public press conference held to announce it.
And it also drew a strong response from all of you who come here to share your thoughts and participate in our poll. Below we wanted to highlight some of your thoughts on this subject from the past week. Some comments have been edited for length:
The situation over in the Middle East will never change. So do something else with the money that is being spent on that situation over there. Give it to the American people! (Yeah, right!)
I'm living in Iran,I'm suffering from the same ideology of my compatriots but the main thing is that this ideology is not gonna be defeated by war,bombs,troops,the people are step by step getting away form the ideology because the new generation understands that this islamic beliefs are not gonna work in the modern society,the only thing the western countries should do is to guide the people into new things,correct ones. Because most people when they get new ideas,they dont get correct ones.
I understand people desperation because of the economical crisis, but we can't forget that are people in the world that are in worst living situations then ours...Social help is need for countries like Afghanistan. It will probably help more to battle Al Qaeda then by simply reinforcing the numbers of military there.
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