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#1 Next to last para is the give-away. The poor bastid is stuck on "nation building". Those people have been getting by long, long before the first white man set foot on this shore. For foks sake leave them along and let them continue.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-20 04:32||
#2 State can afford to be optimistic; aside from the career-enhancing moves of sucking up to former Soviet republics, they have had no 'skin in the game' in Afghanistan*.
* just as in Iraq.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-20 12:04||
#3 You mean the complete dissolvance of any official government and the potential civilian non-believer slaughter, with the eventual attempts on Karzai's life is optomistic?
Love that last line. The gas pipeline is very important for the economic health of all nations involved. Unless it is USA and Canada.
Posted by swksvolFF 2013-01-20 12:22||