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  •  Our debt cannot be paid by/with soldiers (2+ / 0-)
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    Silverbird, BigAlinWashSt

    The best we can do is give a bunch of money to whichever group of warlords are the "good guys" this week (Don't forget that the Mujaheddin/Taliban were "Our Boys" once upon a time) and let them spend it as they see fit.

    "What if everybody thought like you?" "Then I'd be a damn fool to think otherwise."-- Catch 22

    by Johnny Q on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 02:57:43 PM PST

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    •  Like giving 10 bucks to a homeless drunk (2+ / 0-)
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      Roadbed Guy, Johnny Q

      He might use it for booze, but hey, what can you do.

      "Peace cannot be achieved by force. It can only be achieved by understanding" Albert Einstein

      by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 03:01:41 PM PST

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      •  I think the big difference (4+ / 0-)

        between me and you guys is I do not engage in fatalism, ever. Call it a failure of rationalism, but I never believe anything is impossible or intractable. I am beat a lot, but that does not prevent me from trying.

        (please note this is not a value judgment about how you see things, I was just trying to explain where I come from).

        Getting Dems together and keeping them that way is like trying to herd cats, hopped up on crank, through LA, during an earthquake, in the rain. -6.25, -6.10

        by Something the Dog Said on Tue Feb 24, 2009 at 03:03:49 PM PST

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      •  Really, what could be stupider? (3+ / 0-)
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        Silverbird, BigAlinWashSt, HKPhooey

        Like giving 10 bucks to a homeless drunk

        I've long since stopped doing that and now simply buy the booze for them myself, that way I can at least buy products made by corporations relating to my 401K investments (something that's even more urgent these days . . .)

        With the larger implication here, if we simply give the money to the warlords, how can we be certain that it will be appropriately funneled back to eX (is that what they're called now) and Halliburton?

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