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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:55 PM
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13. We have got to stop pouring money down those ratholes.
Looks like we're going to get the remaining 13,000 soldiers out of Iraq by the end of this month.

http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/Centers/Saban/Ir... (scroll to page 13)

Now Congress needs to cut off the funding going there. Otherwise the MIC and the President (this President and any other who is elected) will keep it going with mercenaries and money. That's what finally got us out of Vietnam. Congress cut off the funding.

BTW, the site I linked above has tracked monthly progress in key areas such as commercial power availability. Brookings also has an Afghanistan Index and a Pakistan Index, which can be accessed here.

These Brookings Indexes are very good resources.
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  -At Conference, Afghans Say Theyll Need Aid for Years alp227  Dec-05-11 04:23 PM   #0 
  - If we had provided them the support we promised them after they defeated the Soviets we would not  Vincardog   Dec-05-11 04:26 PM   #1 
  - They may not have found democracy but they've certainly got an eye on a cash cow . . .  Journeyman   Dec-05-11 04:28 PM   #2 
  - tough.  Garion_55   Dec-05-11 05:07 PM   #3 
  - Don't you fret, Mr. Karzai  gratuitous   Dec-05-11 05:20 PM   #4 
  - grow more opium poppies. that seems to fit their moral codes pretty well nt  msongs   Dec-05-11 05:43 PM   #5 
  - This goes on W's tab, right?  russspeakeasy   Dec-05-11 06:15 PM   #6 
  - OF COURSE.. they need money as long as we are handing it out.  lib2DaBone   Dec-05-11 06:40 PM   #7 
  - "60 percent of Afghans now have cellphones"  Arctic Dave   Dec-05-11 09:49 PM   #8 
  - Afghan VIPs Steal $10 Million From You Every Day, in Cash  Lasher   Dec-06-11 12:25 AM   #9 
     - lol's...figures...:-(  KoKo   Dec-06-11 06:39 AM   #10 
        - That's $3.7 billion going out of the country each year, not counting in-country corruption.  Lasher   Dec-06-11 06:58 AM   #11 
           - The amount we've spent for so little progress there is disgusting...along  KoKo   Dec-06-11 07:04 AM   #12 
              - We have got to stop pouring money down those ratholes.  Lasher   Dec-06-11 01:55 PM   #13 
 

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