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  •  With all due respect, bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

    The ABC poll article says that 49% of Afghans support the US presence until security is restored or permanently--and the number just last year was 60%.  Meanwhile only 14% want the US out, now.

    Those numbers are very different from Iraq, and they reflect the fact that (1) most Afghans DID welcome the US-led invasion, and (2) the most frequently heard wish of Afghans in the wake of the invasion was "this time, please do not abandon us."

    I opposed the invasion of Iraq long before we invaded.  But I believe that we owe the Afghans a coherent strategy to bring them security, and we owe them a sustained investment to build their infrastructure.

    In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. - H.L. Mencken

    by Simian on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 04:13:34 PM PST

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    •  hey, bullshit right back at ya! (0+ / 0-)

      the poster said there's no basis for claiming what the afghans wanted. my sole point, which you have missed, is that yeah, there is, ask them. so, i cited poll (mistakenly first the iraq poll) that did ask what they wanted, NOT what YOU want. and, the poll shows that support for US staying until security is restored has decreased. this issue has nothing to do with iraq, and everything to do with simply hearing the voices of the afghan people.

      "Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans." -- Jacques Cousteau

      by Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse on Mon Jan 12, 2009 at 05:46:51 PM PST

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