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  •  The US alone has spent 50 Billion training the (4+ / 0-)

    non-Taliban Afghans, (12 Billion just this past year) and yet the Taliban Afghans have not been defeated.

    In addition to our troops, we have over 130,000 private contractors and yet there is no victory in sight.

    The Taliban, like the mujahidin of the anti-Soviet struggle before them, seem to fight quite successfully without any significant training, armor, or heavy equipment to speak of, except what some Taliban snatch by signing up from time to time for basic training with the ANA (or buy from ANA soldiers).

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand? David Crosby.

    by allenjo on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 09:40:21 AM PDT

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