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  •  Yep (4.00)
    I mentioned that it was President Carter who started actions in Afghanistan.  

    For me, the error was not so much in our involvement, as in our failure to follow through.  I like to think that had we not essentially abandoned Afghanistan to the wolves we'd help to create, there would never have been a Taliban.

    However, 20-20 hindsight, wishful thinking, etc. etc.  I'm guilty of it all.


    TwoTaboos -- Politics and Religion.

    by Mark Sumner on Fri May 06, 2005 at 05:18:16 AM PDT

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    •  here I agree (none)
      I don't see any reason we couldn't have educated them in democracy, and explored with Islamic intellectuals common points between democracy and Islam. Instead we just armed anyone who was "agin them Russkies" and walked away. Very short-sighted. :-(

      SHUT UP AND COUNT THE &%$#! VOTES!

      by Danjuma on Fri May 06, 2005 at 09:45:10 PM PDT

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      •  are you completely ignorant to.... (none)
        to the entire afghani conflict and its aftermath perhaps you should read up abit more before making a blanket statement as ignorant as you just did.....if you still dont understand why we "couldn't have educated them in democracy" you probably not comment on any issues in regards to the middle eastern and greater middle eastern region
        •  Calm down and don't flame (none)
          I'm not saying that we could have imposed democracy. I am saying it was a mistake to simply back every anti-Soviet jihadi without discriminating and without trying to educate and inform people about American values. I'm not the only person to point out that the way we gave aid to the Mujahidin was not well done.

          AAMOF, after the whole Cold War was over, Americanism  had become so defined by blind anti-Communism that there were actually people who thought we would need a new enemy to define ourselves against. Some of them even proposed Islam.

          Be careful what you wish for, I guess. You might get it. :-)

          A laisa kadhalika?

          SHUT UP AND COUNT THE &%$#! VOTES!

          by Danjuma on Thu May 12, 2005 at 03:04:41 AM PDT

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