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  •  if Americans in power (1+ / 0-)
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    cared about the Afghanis, then they would not have let the place completely fall apart after the Russians left.  But they did.... showing their true colors.  

    I am not so sure that bin Laden was the reason to go into Afghanistan - if he was, why did they quit looking for him?


    by dancewater on Tue May 27, 2008 at 04:30:45 PM PDT

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    •  Oh, we delegated that to the Saudis (3+ / 0-)
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      And to the UAE and Pakistan.  Who carefully and thoughtfully guided Afghanistan into becoming a Wahhabist paradise, just as you'd expect as just as the Bushes love.

      The other motivation to go into Afghanistan was to pick up on an old pipeline project that Unocal had had to abandon when Clinton imposed sanctions on the Taliban.

      Bush had restarted negotiations with the Taliban in the beginning of his administration, with talks continuing through August 2001.  That may explain some of the reticence of the administration against acting on intelligence about Al Qaeda operations in Afghanistan before 9/11.

      Now, as to not going after Bin Laden, well obviously if we actually took him out he'd stop being a threat, and then we'd have to think of somebody else to make you afraid of while we steal all the money from the treasury.

      We're pro-choice on everything! - Libertarian slogan

      by CA Libertarian on Tue May 27, 2008 at 04:37:06 PM PDT

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