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  •  I'm glad you are looking at this objectively (0+ / 0-)

    Because previously, you were not.

    But I think you need to take this one step further, to loook at the total picture including Afghan military and civillian casualties, because these numbers are far greater and represent the loss of human lives.

    How many lives have been lost in the Iraq war? Estimates range from approximately 300,000 to almost 2,000,000 (pretty unlikely) but a generally accepted estimate is that published by The Lancet which was approx 600,000 in 2008 (and counting).

    I think what can be accomplished on Obamas timeline is to recapture some land, stablize some areas, declare victory and go home. What happens afterward remains to be seen but it's unlikey to be a stable, permanent political state. That would be great but chances are not good because it's a feudalistic society and expecting that to change soon is a bit unrealistic.

    Anyway, keep your eyes and ears and mind open, and keep writing.

    T+R

    Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

    by koNko on Sun Mar 14, 2010 at 06:06:23 PM PDT

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