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Afghan president questions U.S. timeline for leaving

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First you talk about the US like dogs. Then you kick out US contractors. Now you want to criticize again. We don't need to be there anyway. We needed to punish Afghanistan, not nation building.

Get the hell out of Afghanistan. < :-)

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We needed to punish Afghanistan, not nation building.

Why did you need to punish Afghanistan? I hope its not because of some guy who is said to have planned the 911 attacks from some cave there.

Anyway, you broke it, now fix it.

BTW, if a "democracy" needs to be protected from its own people by the US military, then maybe it ain't a democracy.

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The NYT times spoke yesterday of Karzai, by implication, being up to his wazoo in corruption. In effect, stealing loads of money from the US people. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/asia/26kabul.html?_r=2&emc=na

One has to ask: With friends like Karzai, who needs enemies? And what the heck is the US sending personnel to die there for anyway?

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LIBERTAS said, "The NYT times spoke yesterday of Karzai, by implication, being up to his wazoo in corruption. In effect, stealing loads of money from the US people. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/26/world/asia/26kabul.html?_r=2&emc=na

One has to ask: With friends like Karzai, who needs enemies? And what the heck is the US sending personnel to die there for anyway?"

Well said!

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Sabiwabi,

Afghanistan, run by the Taliban, attacked the US. Why would we do anything else beside punish them for attacking the US? What were we supposed to do, build them a new country? We should waste $$Billions$$ on building as new country for our attackers? < :-)

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aday I thought you had that straightened out. Afghanistan when ran by the taliban housed terrorist organizations like al-quaida. The terrorists pretty much had a safe haven in Afghanistan and the Taliban wouldn't clean them out, so the US got p'oed when the Taliban said they weren't going to deal with it after 9/11 and the US invaded Afghanistan and threw out the Taliban as best they could in order to clean up the safe haven that they weren't going to do anything about.

Karzai on the other hand is pretty weak in the first place. Its hard to get a government that has corruption pretty much ingrained in their society even during the Taliban and previous governments before that. Until the Afghan people stop seeing corruption as "business as usual" they'll just keep going around in circles. I remember watching a nice documentary about international corruption from either "Frontline" or some other news program. Its worth looking into.

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Again, punishment and get the hell out. Bring our boys home. < :-)

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'safe haven.' Sounds lovely. Does it have flower pots on the window sills? I used to support this war, but not now. bush and co. created such a disastrous legacy for Americans that the country now needs every dollar and pair of hands it can get back on deck Stateside, not being wasted, shot at and spent in Afghanistan.

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