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  •  Getting worse (0+ / 0-)

    If you're saying it will get worse if we stay, but will be equally worse if we leave, then you're not being honest about it.  It will get incredibly worse if the Taliban take over.  Much, much worse.  Just be honest about that.

    Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

    by Sky Net on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 05:48:32 PM PST

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    •  It was the National Intelligence Estimate (3+ / 0-)

      just given to the WH that was "just being honest about that"........

      The National Intelligence Estimate, which was given recently to the White House, has deeply concerned some U.S. officials. It represents the first time the intelligence community has formally warned that the Afghan government could face significantly more serious attacks in Kabul from a resurgent Taliban within months of a U.S. pullout, the officials said, speaking anonymously to discuss classified material.
       
      The assessment also concludes that security conditions probably will worsen regardless of whether the U.S. keeps troops in the country.

      "It's very pessimistic about the future, more pessimistic than ever before," said one of the officials.

      http://www.latimes.com/....

       

      For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan to Dover AF mortuary, "God bless the cause of "The Good War" for which they died" - As if any war can be called Good in its 13th year, America's longest war.

      by allenjo on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 05:58:19 PM PST

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    •  Speaking of honest, don't you need to say (1+ / 0-)
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      "if we stay forever, in great force"?

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 09:20:07 PM PST

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