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Captiosus Donating Member (711 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-12-08 12:54 AM
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15. What kills me about Afghanistan is
if Congress had just listened to Charlie Wilson and invested some money in the country instead of staying in the shadows and bailing the minute the Afghanis drove the Soviets out, chances are we could have averted the whole damned Taliban mess in the first place.
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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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