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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 07:16 AM
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39. I'm another that fails to see a problem...
First.. Yes, child brides and forced early marriages are a problem in the world. However, there is no indication from the article that this is the case here. Everyone that is jumping to conclusions about the age of the chieftain's wives is being racist.

Second, would you rather the CIA give out guns to earn good will?

Third, the Taliban are an enemy of civilization. They destroy schools and medical facilities, and are doing their best to keep the people of Afghanistan poor, downtrodden and ignorant. They are fighting to keep Afghanistan at a pre-industrial third world level, because that is the only way they can remain in power. If change is going to come to that country, it is going to come from this chieftain (or more likely his sons), not from the Taliban. We need information to keep the Taliban from gaining strength.

Yes, this chieftain probably wouldn't win a "progressive of the year" award from me, and is -possibly- a vile POS, but you have to start somewhere...
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  -Little Blue Pills Among the Ways CIA Wins Friends in Afghanistan RamboLiberal  Dec-25-08 09:31 PM   #0 
  - Gawd, I hate people. On all sides.  ogneopasno   Dec-25-08 09:32 PM   #1 
  - I hear you  shadowknows69   Dec-26-08 07:48 AM   #44 
  - How low can we go? nt  bemildred   Dec-25-08 09:33 PM   #2 
  - How low can we go?  DJ13   Dec-25-08 11:21 PM   #17 
  - Ha! eom  varkam   Dec-25-08 09:36 PM   #3 
  - Seinfeld might ask: "Is this the best idea we've had so far?"  PaulHo   Dec-25-08 09:44 PM   #4 
  - Jeebus. This could almost be satire  leftstreet   Dec-25-08 09:44 PM   #5 
  - Isn't this just a form of that socialized medicine thingy I hear they're all against???  nothingtoofear   Dec-25-08 09:46 PM   #6 
  - This does prove that some methods work better than torture -  dflprincess   Dec-25-08 09:48 PM   #7 
  - Blindness and deafness are also side effects  Donnachaidh   Dec-25-08 09:56 PM   #9 
  - It also makes it easier to find our targets.... Just look for the guys with the huge hardons.  TheEuclideanOne   Dec-26-08 06:10 AM   #37 
  - Really, you just can't make this shit up. n/t  Poll_Blind   Dec-25-08 09:56 PM   #8 
  - four wives..four hours...  pfitz59   Dec-25-08 10:01 PM   #10 
  - Well, the way to a man's heart is his penis  someonehasdementia   Dec-25-08 10:04 PM   #11 
  - A lot of these guys have substantially younger wives.  spindrifter   Dec-25-08 10:08 PM   #12 
  - Goddamn the pusher man  instantkarma   Dec-25-08 10:25 PM   #13 
  - Gawddam America  arikara   Dec-26-08 01:18 AM   #24 
  - If we have to choose between erections and torture...  tinrobot   Dec-25-08 10:48 PM   #14 
  - Agreed. If all it takes to get real intelligence is penis pills, give 'em penis pills.  backscatter712   Dec-25-08 10:57 PM   #15 
  - What intel? There's nothing for them to tell.  yardwork   Dec-26-08 12:26 AM   #20 
     - The article disagrees.  backscatter712   Dec-26-08 01:09 AM   #23 
        - I just don't happen to agree with the article's premise.  yardwork   Dec-26-08 02:29 AM   #29 
           - I don't think we'll agree on this.  backscatter712   Dec-26-08 02:55 AM   #32 
           - Really,  pipoman   Dec-26-08 07:22 AM   #40 
              - No one reading this article could possibly know if these schemes "work"  ronnie624   Dec-27-08 01:04 AM   #68 
  - Amen to that. But it is so dreary to see, yet again, how ruled by his penis  Nay   Dec-26-08 05:47 AM   #36 
  - The real culprit  Stingo   Dec-26-08 09:39 AM   #49 
  - Can't give them poppies, why not viagra? How low can you go to get informtion  higher class   Dec-25-08 11:14 PM   #16 
  - Because we have a war on (some) drugs.  riverdeep   Dec-26-08 12:27 PM   #60 
     - Drugs are only good if corporations can keep the addicted buying them for awhile  nolabels   Dec-26-08 12:39 PM   #62 
        - A marijuana what? nt  jkirch   Dec-26-08 06:36 PM   #67 
           - Really i only a marijuana a couple of times, really  nolabels   Dec-27-08 02:14 AM   #69 
  - Nothing wrong with this...  regnaD kciN   Dec-25-08 11:39 PM   #18 
  - I'm not exactly seeing the problem  Jack_DeLeon   Dec-26-08 12:17 AM   #19 
  - ...  DeSwiss   Dec-26-08 02:14 AM   #26 
     - Who gives a shit  gaspee   Dec-26-08 06:45 AM   #38 
     - Thank you  Book Lover   Dec-26-08 12:13 PM   #57 
  - Well, my mom said we should drop porno mags instead of bombs...  sakabatou   Dec-26-08 12:44 AM   #21 
  - Well I guess that's a stimulus package they can agree on...  Hekate   Dec-26-08 01:02 AM   #22 
  - !!!  adsosletter   Dec-26-08 01:42 AM   #25 
  - So this is what we're "enabling???"  DeSwiss   Dec-26-08 02:22 AM   #27 
  - How much Viagra do you need for the 72 virgins? n/t  IanDB1   Dec-26-08 02:28 AM   #28 
  - sounds like army propaganda - bootleg viagra is all over the 3rd world, even in poppy country  grahamhgreen   Dec-26-08 02:31 AM   #30 
  - This is no joke, i'm often asked for Viagra in my travels  policypunk   Dec-26-08 02:53 AM   #31 
  - Why does this remind me of  Enthusiast   Dec-26-08 05:10 AM   #33 
  - Yeah  gaspee   Dec-26-08 05:20 AM   #34 
  - Uh  Solly Mack   Dec-26-08 05:29 AM   #35 
  - I'm another that fails to see a problem...  Shipwack   Dec-26-08 07:16 AM   #39 
  - viagra beats torture. unless you're the guys wife.  elehhhhna   Dec-26-08 07:29 AM   #41 
  - Or his she-goat ..  DemoTex   Dec-26-08 07:37 AM   #42 
  - I quit, that's the last straw, I have seen everything  shadowknows69   Dec-26-08 07:47 AM   #43 
  - Right up there with doling out cigarettes  BerryBush   Dec-26-08 08:01 AM   #45 
  - Apparently the way to that man's heart (and conscience) is through his  acmavm   Dec-26-08 08:28 AM   #46 
  - The CIA officer is qualified to dispense prescription drugs?  Toucano   Dec-26-08 08:31 AM   #47 
  - the locals already "grow their own" crops of drugs so throwing a little "sex and drugs" may lead to  ohio2007   Dec-26-08 10:26 AM   #51 
  - The part that I love is how they say "after it was determined the person was in good health"  rainbow4321   Dec-26-08 11:36 AM   #55 
     - Good point.  ronnie624   Dec-28-08 12:30 AM   #73 
  - Someboby please tell the CIA: Spreading democracy is about free ELECTIONS, not free ERECTIONS  Kip Humphrey   Dec-26-08 08:33 AM   #48 
  - Make love not war ? Don't think this "keeping them in their cave" campaign will work  ohio2007   Dec-26-08 10:23 AM   #50 
  - As per the usual, women and THEIR wellbeing are pawns in war. n/t  Triana   Dec-26-08 10:31 AM   #52 
  - You shouldn't assume that all those erections will be used soley on women.  Toucano   Dec-26-08 12:28 PM   #61 
  - Add "accessory to child rape" as another laurel in the glorious US Military's legacy. n/t  tuckessee   Dec-26-08 11:03 AM   #53 
  - Why is Jon Stewart on vacation?....  Bigmack   Dec-26-08 11:32 AM   #54 
  - Giving them little blue pills  laptoprepairguy   Dec-26-08 11:39 AM   #56 
  - Make Love not War  GinaMaria   Dec-26-08 12:15 PM   #58 
  - Validation at last!!!  Toucano   Dec-26-08 12:22 PM   #59 
     - it's bitter sweet  GinaMaria   Dec-26-08 02:40 PM   #65 
  - I would have a lot more respect for them if they handed the wives of these guys  Mari333   Dec-26-08 01:03 PM   #63 
  - ... making more little terrorists, one erection at a time ...  Myrina   Dec-26-08 02:15 PM   #64 
  - Meanwhile, the Taliban Women's and Girls' Auxiliary  MountainLaurel   Dec-26-08 05:03 PM   #66 
  - And now they vow to keep young girls out of schools. Sit back & enjoy it, gals.  RCinBrooklyn   Dec-27-08 09:32 AM   #70 
  - And of course all these Cia are Drs who can prescribe  OwnedByFerrets   Dec-27-08 08:19 PM   #71 
     - Spot on.  ronnie624   Dec-28-08 12:23 AM   #72 
        - Yes, it is very sad.  OwnedByFerrets   Dec-28-08 10:24 AM   #74 
 

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