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2009-03-10 Afghanistan
World must accept possible Taliban election win, says France
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Posted by Fred 2009-03-10 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top
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#1 I think it's important to respect peoples' right to choose. Living with the fallout (sometimes literally) of their bad choices - we needn't respect or tolerate very much at all...
Posted by M. Murcek">M. Murcek  2009-03-10 01:12||   2009-03-10 01:12|| Front Page Top

#2 Well sarko and his motley xcrew has folded against the rioters in guadeloupe and agred to their demands, so it's only logical they would fold even more against the taliban. Makes sense!
Posted by anonymous5089 2009-03-10 02:48||   2009-03-10 02:48|| Front Page Top

#3 But would the people of Afghanistan support a Taliban win. That is the question.
Posted by crosspatch 2009-03-10 05:09||   2009-03-10 05:09|| Front Page Top

#4 No suprises here ..

Pass the cheese , mr surrender monkey . Perhaps they forget that even when their country gets rolled , we'll bail them out , and expect no thanks for it

Posted by Lonzo Glesh1593 2009-03-10 05:16||   2009-03-10 05:16|| Front Page Top

#5 I guess the frogs want to gloss over the probability that once in power, elections will become a thing of the past.
Posted by badanov 2009-03-10 07:57||]">[]  2009-03-10 07:57|| Front Page Top

#6 We've given tons of foreign aid throughout Africa and turn our backs on the thieving, murdering "democratically elected" thugs in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Let's not be too critical of the French. The pragmatist view. It keeps me marginally sane as I watch and listen to Barry.
Posted by Besoeker  2009-03-10 09:02||   2009-03-10 09:02|| Front Page Top

#7 "World Must Accept Possible Taliban Election Win, says France"

When I first read this headline, I thought they were talking about France, not Afghanistan. I forgot the Frence elections are in 2012, not this year!
Posted by Carbon Monoxide">Carbon Monoxide  2009-03-10 15:03||   2009-03-10 15:03|| Front Page Top

#8 I think that touches a fundamental question that no one in the political class has dared to address.

What _is_ the "War in Afghanistan" really?

Is it a rescue mission, a mission to liberate a friendly and allied people?

Or is it a war on an enemy nation and an enemy people? An act of retribution for a mass fatality attack on a NATO country?

I'm heavily leaning towards the second option. The large majority of Afghans have made it very clear that they don't want to see western style government and freedoms in their country, in fact they want to take away our rights and freedoms here in the west. (See the apostate case, the blasphemy case, the Karzai governments threats over the Danish cartoons, also the honor killings among Afghans e.g. in Germany etc).
Posted by Gerthudion Slaick1764 2009-03-10 16:52||   2009-03-10 16:52|| Front Page Top

#9 Did we honor Hitler's "Election".
Posted by Redneck Jim 2009-03-10 16:54||   2009-03-10 16:54|| Front Page Top

#10 Uh, uh, ..... AND IFF WE SAY "NO"!?

Gut Nuthin.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-03-10 18:40||   2009-03-10 18:40|| Front Page Top

#11 Well, let's just send Jimmah Cahtah over there to observe the results, and then we can accept them as legitimate. (Snicker.)
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-03-10 19:55||   2009-03-10 19:55|| Front Page Top

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