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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:36 AM
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2. Because of the oil and gas pipeline. Link to timeline.
Edited on Fri Sep-12-08 12:38 AM by OmmmSweetOmmm
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  -Why are we in Afghanistan? Dover  Sep-12-08 12:34 AM   #0 
  - Because we cannot figure out a way to leave..n/t  SoCalDem   Sep-12-08 12:36 AM   #1 
  - Because of the oil and gas pipeline. Link to timeline.  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-12-08 12:36 AM   #2 
  - Yes, I think that's the biggest reason, though there are others.  Dover   Sep-12-08 12:53 AM   #14 
     - Thanks for your link! Although I am of course supporting Obama, I think it's  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-12-08 09:06 PM   #27 
  - Evildoers? Liberal Media?  fulllib   Sep-12-08 12:36 AM   #3 
  - You want the official story or real reasons?  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-12-08 12:38 AM   #4 
  - Because what happened to the Russians couldn't possibly happen to us.  aquart   Sep-12-08 12:38 AM   #5 
  - Why were the Russians there?..n/t  Dover   Sep-12-08 12:40 AM   #7 
  - No clue. Do they know?  aquart   Sep-12-08 12:42 AM   # 
  - No clue on why we were in Vietnam?  Captiosus   Sep-12-08 12:44 AM   #9 
  - Another word: SEATO  Art_from_Ark   Sep-12-08 12:56 AM   #16 
  - Some history and more recent info.  Dover   Sep-12-08 01:15 AM   #17 
  - Official reason... to support the brother government of the Republic of Afghanistan  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-12-08 12:52 AM   #13 
  - What kills me about Afghanistan is  Captiosus   Sep-12-08 12:54 AM   #15 
     - We had no further use for them  pokerfan   Sep-12-08 12:01 PM   #24 
  - Because George War Criminal Bush refused the offer from the Afghanistan Government to hand over  Ghost in the Machine   Sep-12-08 12:39 AM   #6 
  - Three theories, take your pick.  Captiosus   Sep-12-08 12:42 AM   #8 
  - 2. Bush had this Caspian basin fantasy. Or rather, Cheney does.  aquart   Sep-12-08 12:44 AM   #10 
  - Because they had to make it a war to get war powers. n/t  sfexpat2000   Sep-12-08 12:45 AM   #11 
  - because Unocal wants a pipeline from the Caspian Sea  leftofthedial   Sep-12-08 12:46 AM   #12 
  - Bingo! "Carpet of gold or carpet of bombs."  TahitiNut   Sep-12-08 01:42 AM   #19 
  - That's the answer. imo  Herdin_Cats   Sep-12-08 01:45 AM   #20 
  - From the horse's mouth.. (subcommittee on international relations) >  Dover   Sep-12-08 01:34 AM   #18 
  - New heroin routes, protecting the gas pipelines, Blackwater contracts,  CLG_News   Sep-12-08 02:13 AM   #21 
  - Do you have some links to share on some of this?  Dover   Sep-12-08 11:12 AM   #22 
     - Let's see. 0 poppy cultivation in 2001.... breaking records in poppy  CLG_News   Sep-12-08 12:10 PM   #25 
  - Have to be somewhere  NoMoreMyths   Sep-12-08 11:20 AM   #23 
  - Because that's where al Qaeda is:  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-12-08 12:10 PM   #26 

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