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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 02:36 PM
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5. His desire for victory in Afghanistan is troubling.

We all know what that did for the British Empire and the Soviet Union. I understand that Pakistan is right next door, has nukes, and isn't terribly stable, but I think diplomacy is needed, not more troops. As sane people have said for decades, the US has to realize we can't solve all the world's problems. I think Obama said as much in reference to Darfur, though he wants to help there, and I think humanitarian aid is needed, and perhaps UN troops supported by the US. (Better the UN take the initiative than increase hatred against us.)

Women are treated terribly in Darfur and Afghanistan but also in countries we regard as allies and would never invade. Misogyny is one of the world's greatest problems but we haven't exactly conquered it at home.
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