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Re: Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 08:16:46 AM »
Too bad, because Obama is going to leave Afghanistan no matter what.


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Re: Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 08:45:08 AM »
What should we leave behind?  A cruder individual might say piles of bodies.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 09:57:18 AM »
I've never been to Afghanistan but I could have made that assessment watching TV and doing a crossword.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know Afghanistan won't be ready to govern on its own for some time - if ever.
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Re: Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 11:03:59 PM »
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[[ Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own ]]

Hard truth:
Afghanistan will NEVER be "ready" to govern on [its] own.

Lesson to be learned from that truth:
Get OUT of there, and let the chips fall where they may...

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Re: Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 12:15:23 AM »
I've never been to Afghanistan but I could have made that assessment watching TV and doing a crossword.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know Afghanistan won't be ready to govern on its own for some time - if ever.

It is ready to govern on its own - in the time-honored way Afghans have been governing themselves for millenia.  It's just not ready to become another Western democracy any time soon.  And that might not be such a bad thing.

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Re: Secret U.S. assessments show Afghanistan not ready to govern on own
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 05:17:44 PM »
I stand, humbly corrected. blij26
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
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