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  •  The Afghan election does make it (0+ / 0-)

    very hard to support the increase in troops, however this is not about Karzai, this is about the security of the Afghan people which would also mean security for the American people.

    If the Taliban and Al-Qaeda reestablish themselves in Afghanistan it will not bode well for the US on many levels.

    I am already known as VirtualTruth, times have changed and so has my cause. The Far left can not become the new radical far right

    by Liberal Reality Check on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 05:59:38 AM PST

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    •  To You Maybe (2+ / 0-)
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      But you are winning no converts with many of us.

      I have a kid in the Army and nothing any warmonger has ever said justifies what we are doing in Iraq or Afghanistan.

      We should have captured or killed Bin Laden and left Afghanistan.

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      by OhanaLaMana on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 07:33:53 AM PST

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    •  Occupying Afghanistan is a very expensive way (0+ / 0-)

      to try to secure this country from another attack by Al Qaeda.  It doesn't stop Al Qaeda from finding another base somewhere else.  And it is certainly far more expensive than beefing up our intelligence and police forces (which would work against terrorist bases in whatever country).

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 08:39:28 AM PST

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      •  I agree if we weren't in the bind (0+ / 0-)

        we are currently in, the solution you gave would make sense. However this is not the point we are currently at. I am dealing with the reality of NOW, not the unrealized ideals.

        I am already known as VirtualTruth, times have changed and so has my cause. The Far left can not become the new radical far right

        by Liberal Reality Check on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 09:17:41 AM PST

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        •  The reality of NOW is that we're in an unwinnable (0+ / 0-)

          war.  Staying on there longer won't change the outcome, it will just mean more people will be killed.

          The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

          by lysias on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 11:19:55 AM PST

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