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  •  Last I Heard, (6+ / 0-)

    Afghanistan forces - most of them - are not prepared to take on their own security; I heard our soldiers there say it.

    To the GOBP re Role of Goverment, "If You Don't Value It, You Shouldn't be Trusted With It" - Rachel Maddow

    by CityLightsLover on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 05:04:11 PM PDT

    •  Tough shit. (5+ / 0-)

      We don't have the money.  

      And murdering Afghan civilians does nothing to "increase security."  Quite the opposite in fact.

      Make no mistake, the U.S. military has been defeated in their attempt to pacify Afghanistan.  As has every other military in the history of mankind.  The only question now when the imperialists will admit this to the people here.  If the corporations making bank off of this action have their say the answer will be "never."

      "It's not a question of worrying or of hoping for the best, but of finding new weapons." -- Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on Control Societies

      by GiveNoQuarter on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 05:28:53 PM PDT

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      •  Maybe those same corporations .... (3+ / 0-)
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        codobus, CityLightsLover, second alto

        could build a few shopping malls instead and give the Afghanis some reasons NOT to kill us.  

        Or we could send Walmart over there to open a Sam's Club in every remote village.  Jobs, jobs, jobs, doncha know ....

        and ALWAYS low prices. ;-)

        "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~ John Quincy Adams

        by AnnaMolly on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 05:57:42 PM PDT

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