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  •  So, we are always going to do (1+ / 0-)
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    pstoller78

    the same thing? We have no capacity to learn and take different actions? That there are similarities is to be expected, we are dealing with a war after all. But just because a situation shares some factors does not make it exactly the same.

    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 03:33:39 PM PST

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      Silverbird

      underlying mistake in all three cases was going in. The fix is the same, getting out.

      The occupation force backing a weak central government with little popular support model does not work for the USA and I don't see any variations on that model that can result in a strong central government with popular support that America will approve of. I regard thinking that we can do this as the result of irrational neocon imperial hubris and belief in American exceptionalism.

      The only solutions to governing Afghanistan that are likely to work are going to be generated from within Afghanistan and sold to the Afgbani people by Afghanis.

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      by alizard on Wed Feb 25, 2009 at 04:21:40 AM PST

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