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  •  Pay the enemy (2+ / 0-)
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    Radiowalla, The Termite

    Bush gave the Taliban 50 million dollars in July , 2001 hoping they would let Unocal build an oil pipeline through Afghanistan. I've wondered if any of that money was used to finance 9-11. Now THREE BILLION dollars goes to make sure that Bin Laden will stay the big, bad wolf Bush/Cheney/Rove need to make Americans pee their pants. Outstanding!

    •  The amount was (0+ / 0-)

      ...$43 million and it was in exchange for an agreement to curb opium production and exports.  Colin Powell is widely thought to have personally delivered the money but that's of questionable veracity.

      Article here.

      Pakistan is harboring bin Laden. What now, Mr. President?

      by The Termite on Tue Sep 05, 2006 at 08:18:25 PM PDT

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    •  How about a front-page reminder of this? (1+ / 0-)
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      cosette

      Yes, indeed! Our Nekkid Emperor gave the Taliban 50 million dollars in 2001 and all we got to show for us was this lousy war.

      Can we talk about taking back the senate? We need six states.

      by Radiowalla on Tue Sep 05, 2006 at 08:19:46 PM PDT

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