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  •  Actually I WILL sleep better (0+ / 0-)

    So the Taliban is doing something usefull for a change instead of just blowing people up indiscriminately?  Good.  About damn time.

    What, I should wish instead that the Taliban stay in the hills firing at relief planes like savages so that America can charge in on her white horse and save the day yet again?
    That story line's worn a bit thin.  So if the Taliban would like to lay down arms and HELP instead of hurting everyone around them, I'll sleep just fine.

    Maybe for their next act of enlightenment they can realize that it's better to invest in the infrastructure of a nation to help the people instead of waging a never-ending war against us evil infidels.  Didn't get them anywhere did it?

    •  and where are the hearts and minds going? (1+ / 0-)
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      Anti Americanism has NEVER been so high in Pakistan as it is now ... and it's not just directed toward our country but for the first time in the country's history, it's directed toward the American people.

      The Taliban is winning the people ... but nothing else about them is changing and that's not good for a stable Pakistan or us

      Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

      by Clytemnestra on Wed Aug 18, 2010 at 01:10:54 PM PDT

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      •  We're infidels, of course they hate us (0+ / 0-)

        Hearts and minds?  Who are you, George Bush?  Talk about a failed concept for the dustbin of history.  

        I really don't care if people on the other side of the world like us or not, my self esteem doesn't depend on it.  They can stay on their side of the planet, we'll stay on our side, neither one of us will blow the other one up and we'll all live happily ever after.

        What else do you want, another 10 years of war for nothing?  Yes, let's invade another asian country and fight a hopeless war against an entrenched and popularly supported gurilla force.  Because that'll sure win some hearts and minds right?

        We haven't done a damn thing to Pakistan except give them billions in aid every year and half our textile industry.  I didn't expect any love, but I did expect help getting Bin Laden, and didn't get it.

        If the Taliban is winning the people after all the death and destruction they've caused, then there isn't a damn thing I can do about that and I'm not even going to try.

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