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  -Do You Support Nation Building in Afghanistan? tekisui  Oct-13-09 08:49 PM   #0 
  - No, of course not. But I sure wish we could help those people who want it. nt  gateley   Oct-13-09 08:51 PM   #1 
  - Do we support President Obama and his plans for Afghanistan is a better question.  timeforpeace   Oct-14-09 12:36 AM   #47 
     - bbc has been told there will be an increase of US troops there. but...  demoleft   Oct-14-09 07:10 PM   #119 
  - Is it even possible?  GreenStormCloud   Oct-13-09 08:54 PM   #2 
  - Its is a goal beyond our ability to achieve..  whoneedstickets   Oct-13-09 10:08 PM   #31 
  - My initial thought is yes.  Cant trust em   Oct-13-09 08:55 PM   #3 
  - Part of the problem is the provinces don't recognize the central  tekisui   Oct-13-09 08:59 PM   #7 
  - I think it has to come from the UN not NATO  Johonny   Oct-13-09 09:32 PM   #23 
     - The problem I see is that Afghanistan isn't really part of the "Middle East".  LooseWilly   Oct-15-09 02:27 AM   #163 
  - They seem to LIKE living in the 12th century over there.  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-13-09 08:58 PM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-09 09:05 PM   #9 
  - Can you show me the poll that shows Afghanis want us there?  tekisui   Oct-13-09 09:15 PM   #12 
  - as soon as his father, Bruce Reed of the DLC makes up a poll, he'll show it to you  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-13-09 09:23 PM   #16 
  - oh that's so cute  northzax   Oct-13-09 09:35 PM   #26 
  - a poll?  northzax   Oct-13-09 09:31 PM   #22 
  - only one I could find was feb.  subcomhd   Oct-13-09 11:35 PM   #46 
  - Who are you calling a "fucking racist asshole"?  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-13-09 09:21 PM   #14 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-09 09:30 PM   #18 
  - "31st century"? Are you from the future or something?  Harry Monroe   Oct-13-09 09:22 PM   #15 
     - you know, given that you have an avatar  northzax   Oct-13-09 10:08 PM   #32 
        - You see no difference in rebuilding an American city  tekisui   Oct-13-09 10:21 PM   #39 
        - I Guess I'm Not Convinced...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:31 PM   #77 
        - ???????  Harry Monroe   Oct-14-09 02:19 PM   #70 
  - Can you please point out the people who enjoy living impoverished and uneducated? n/t  cynatnite   Oct-14-09 08:48 PM   #132 
  - You can't "build a nation" among a people that are collectively living in the 13th century  scheming daemons   Oct-13-09 08:59 PM   #5 
  - It's My Understanding...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:35 PM   #78 
  - how can you not?  northzax   Oct-13-09 08:59 PM   #6 
  - Do you honestly believe that a few trillion dollars and  tekisui   Oct-13-09 09:01 PM   #8 
  - No it can't! Get them the hell out now!  obliviously   Oct-13-09 09:06 PM   #10 
  - Just Curious  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:37 PM   #81 
     - American soldiers not being killed!  obliviously   Oct-14-09 11:08 PM   #156 
        - That's one. Anything else?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 11:14 PM   #158 
           - After 8 years that is the only one that concerns me right now!  obliviously   Oct-15-09 01:43 AM   #160 
              - No Offense, But That's a Little Shortsighted of You  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-15-09 02:15 AM   #161 
                 - How many years is enough 12..20...50?  obliviously   Oct-15-09 06:55 PM   #166 
                    - Is That Really the Best Way to Measure This War  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-15-09 07:06 PM   #168 
                       - So you are saying it hasn't been on hold the last 8 months?  obliviously   Oct-15-09 08:08 PM   #170 
                          - I Would Say It Has...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-15-09 08:22 PM   #171 
                             - The general wants far more troops. my opinion is  obliviously   Oct-15-09 08:30 PM   #172 
                                - I Can Agree With You On That.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-15-09 08:35 PM   #174 
                                   - I had a feeling in the long run we were pretty much on the same page!  obliviously   Oct-15-09 08:37 PM   #175 
  - yup  northzax   Oct-13-09 09:27 PM   #17 
  - Chad, that's just idiotic.  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-13-09 09:36 PM   #27 
  - well since most slaves never SAW Africa  northzax   Oct-13-09 09:59 PM   #29 
  - You have a vivid imagination Chad. Does your father know about the mushrooms?  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-13-09 10:14 PM   #36 
     - I don't need to accuse you of anything  northzax   Oct-13-09 10:30 PM   #40 
     - How much UNOCAL stock does your daddy have?  Sebastian Doyle   Oct-13-09 10:47 PM   #41 
     - you're still talking about the DLC?  northzax   Oct-14-09 09:56 AM   #52 
     - northzax  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:45 PM   #84 
     - Whoa Whoa Whoa  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:43 PM   #83 
  - !?!?!?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:39 PM   #82 
  - If that is your standard, so you support invading and occupying  tekisui   Oct-13-09 09:53 PM   #28 
  - um, have we invaded any of those lately?  northzax   Oct-13-09 10:02 PM   #30 
  - We are making it worse with each day, each bomb and each  tekisui   Oct-13-09 10:12 PM   #35 
     - we are?  northzax   Oct-14-09 10:06 AM   #53 
     - Are We?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:54 PM   #86 
  - China.  BuyingThyme   Oct-13-09 10:14 PM   #37 
  - Cowboy up!  tekisui   Oct-13-09 10:18 PM   #38 
     - That's a Mischaracterization on Your Part  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:55 PM   #87 
  - Generally? No.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:50 PM   #85 
  - if you think they want us bombing the crap out of them you are  jonnyblitz   Oct-13-09 10:53 PM   #42 
     - you're right  northzax   Oct-14-09 10:18 AM   #55 
     - Do you understand that not all those labeled 'Taliban'  tekisui   Oct-14-09 10:36 AM   #58 
        - ok, first off, there are no moderate 'Taliban"  northzax   Oct-14-09 10:58 AM   #63 
        - Check out this statement from yesterday:  tekisui   Oct-14-09 11:01 AM   #66 
           - a threat per se? not really.  northzax   Oct-14-09 04:19 PM   #72 
           - Frankly  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:02 PM   #91 
        - I Think You Need to Look Up the Definition of "Racist"  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:00 PM   #89 
     - Obviously No One Wants Bombs Dropped on Them  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:57 PM   #88 
  - Depends on How They're Utilized.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 04:36 PM   #80 
  - The problem is the locals are shooting at us now. They want foreign troops off their land.  Selatius   Oct-13-09 10:57 PM   #43 
  - Sigh  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:05 PM   #92 
  - As has been pointed out up thread, they obviously LIKED it that way  anonymous171   Oct-14-09 09:58 PM   #146 
     - No One "Likes" Living in a War Zone  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 10:09 PM   #150 
  - GET OUT NOW.... !!! RUN, RUN FAST..!!  sam sarrha   Oct-13-09 09:13 PM   #11 
  - I chose no ...  gleaner   Oct-13-09 09:19 PM   #13 
  - I Guess I Don't Consider Things Like...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:08 PM   #93 
     - Helping another country by ...  gleaner   Oct-14-09 07:35 PM   #120 
        - Okie Dokie  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 07:49 PM   #123 
           - The Return .....  gleaner   Oct-15-09 08:02 PM   #169 
              - Alright Then  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-15-09 08:33 PM   #173 
                 - You Read!  gleaner   Oct-16-09 05:08 AM   #176 
  - I know it is not popular, but  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-13-09 09:30 PM   #19 
  - No (nt)  bigwillq   Oct-13-09 09:31 PM   #20 
  - No,  Libertas1776   Oct-13-09 09:31 PM   #21 
  - Yes and no. Basically I fear it's just hopeless.  Maru Kitteh   Oct-13-09 09:33 PM   #24 
  - It sounds like a great idea to me.  blondeatlast   Oct-14-09 07:47 AM   #51 
  - Great Until  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:09 PM   #94 
     - If we are able to behave as a recurrent infection w/our military, we cand do the same with  Maru Kitteh   Oct-15-09 02:18 AM   #162 
  - No knr nt  slipslidingaway   Oct-13-09 09:34 PM   #25 
  - We had no business being there -- we should get out --  defendandprotect   Oct-13-09 10:09 PM   #33 
  - No. I don't support nation building anywhere.  Mudoria   Oct-13-09 10:11 PM   #34 
  - It would be pretty sweet if we got back in to building up OUR nation.  harun   Oct-14-09 10:10 AM   #54 
  - No  TexasObserver   Oct-13-09 11:12 PM   #44 
  - Fuckity-fuck NO.  BeHereNow   Oct-13-09 11:14 PM   #45 
  - If anyone thinks we are there to do nation-building, they need to read a lot more history  yurbud   Oct-14-09 03:55 AM   #48 
  - Not possible to make central Asian tribal people into Americans at gunpoint  eridani   Oct-14-09 05:54 AM   #49 
  - Who's Trying to Make Them "Americans"?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:11 PM   #95 
     - If they'd become Americans, they'd stop minding the American military in their country n/t  eridani   Oct-15-09 08:23 AM   #164 
  - Hell No!!! Nobody has a right to go into somebody else's house and tell them how to live  Xicano   Oct-14-09 06:07 AM   #50 
  - of course you do  northzax   Oct-14-09 10:22 AM   #57 
     - You over-simplify your war metaphors.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 10:39 AM   #59 
        - except now we are there  northzax   Oct-14-09 04:23 PM   #75 
           - Enlist, bud.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 05:12 PM   #97 
              - Getting Personal, Are We?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:13 PM   #99 
                 - Who are you?  tekisui   Oct-14-09 05:14 PM   #101 
                    - And Again  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:16 PM   #103 
                       - It's boring.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 05:19 PM   #105 
                          - That's a Distortion and You Know It  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:20 PM   #106 
                             - Not interested.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 05:21 PM   #107 
                                - ????  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:24 PM   #109 
  - We need to focus on nation building alright  donheld   Oct-14-09 10:21 AM   #56 
  - How Do You Build A Nation That Was Artificial To Start With...  KharmaTrain   Oct-14-09 10:45 AM   #60 
  - Exactly.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 10:51 AM   #61 
  - Many Nations We Once Loosely Knit Territories  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:14 PM   #100 
  - Ask Bismarck  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:12 PM   #98 
  - Anyone here ever talked to someone that's served/serving in Afghanistan?  Lone_Star_Dem   Oct-14-09 10:54 AM   #62 
  - My brother-in-law served there  tekisui   Oct-14-09 10:59 AM   #64 
     - I've heard similar accounts.  Lone_Star_Dem   Oct-14-09 11:50 AM   #69 
     - What I Would Ask You is This...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:15 PM   #102 
        - Yeah, what's your point?  tekisui   Oct-14-09 05:27 PM   #110 
           - In Terms of...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:32 PM   #112 
              - You are mistaking the correlation with causation.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 05:36 PM   #115 
                 - Strongly Disagree  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:42 PM   #116 
  - Other- It's up to US/NATO to help the *Afghanis* build their country.  baldguy   Oct-14-09 11:01 AM   #65 
  - What if they are not interested in that project?  tekisui   Oct-14-09 11:02 AM   #67 
     - What Project?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:17 PM   #104 
  - Fuck no. We have thousands of people in line waiting for charity health care in Los Angeles,  closeupready   Oct-14-09 11:08 AM   #68 
  - No, and whoever does should drop everything they are doing and enlist in the military.  Swamp Rat   Oct-14-09 02:30 PM   #71 
  - are you equally opposed to using the military  northzax   Oct-14-09 04:21 PM   #74 
  - Red Herring... Just get your ass on the next flight to Afghanistan.  Swamp Rat   Oct-14-09 04:27 PM   #76 
  - By This Same Logic  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 05:23 PM   #108 
     - HA! Logic? Don't tell me about fucking cement mixers.  Swamp Rat   Oct-14-09 07:05 PM   #118 
        - Really Now  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 07:37 PM   #121 
           - A bit unlikely?  Swamp Rat   Oct-14-09 08:32 PM   #129 
              - A Dose of Reality  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 08:45 PM   #131 
                 - So you are the arbiter of reality? Nope. I don't think so.  Swamp Rat   Oct-14-09 09:16 PM   #137 
                    - Well, Someone's Gotta Be  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 09:33 PM   #140 
                       - By the way, welcome to DU, and here is your free lesson for the day:  Swamp Rat   Oct-14-09 10:09 PM   #151 
                          - Thanks and All. However.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 10:30 PM   #153 
  - The idea of using the military for anything but destroying shit is ridiculous.  L0oniX   Oct-14-09 10:12 PM   #152 
     - Disagree  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 10:32 PM   #154 
        - Even gangsters guard their own neighborhood.  L0oniX   Oct-14-09 10:36 PM   #155 
  - +9999999999999999  L0oniX   Oct-14-09 10:00 PM   #147 
  - they need to build a mcdonalds there  datasuspect   Oct-14-09 04:20 PM   #73 
  - Yes, and that's why foreign troops should be withdrawn.  JackRiddler   Oct-14-09 04:36 PM   #79 
  - Interesting answer, JR.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 09:08 PM   #134 
     - Just Out of Curiousity  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 09:12 PM   #135 
     - Why do you say that "they don't want us there anymore?"  Vattel   Oct-14-09 09:44 PM   #143 
  - Pathetic that some here voted yes. I guess you have an investment in opium.  L0oniX   Oct-14-09 05:02 PM   #90 
  - Nice strawman.  ceile   Oct-14-09 05:32 PM   #113 
  - The Graveyard Of Empires  walldude   Oct-14-09 05:11 PM   #96 
  - It's either done now or we're back there again in 25 years.  ceile   Oct-14-09 05:31 PM   #111 
  - awwww c'mon  timo   Oct-14-09 05:35 PM   #114 
  - I cannot believe some (most) of the responses on this thread.  ceile   Oct-14-09 05:59 PM   #117 
  - The Greeks, Romans, Brits, and Russians had a helluva good time building Afghanistan.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-14-09 07:43 PM   #122 
  - Sure.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 07:49 PM   #124 
  - Here's one. They all got they're asses kicked out of a country they tried to take over.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-14-09 07:54 PM   #125 
     - Specifics?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 08:07 PM   #126 
        - A very differnt war.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-14-09 08:18 PM   #127 
        - Thanks, but...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 08:35 PM   #130 
        - Alright, big shot.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 08:27 PM   #128 
           - I Thought You Were Ignoring Me?  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 09:06 PM   #133 
              - Really, before you and I can address your points, or mine  tekisui   Oct-14-09 09:12 PM   #136 
                 - Fair Enough, Now...  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 09:17 PM   #138 
                    - We declare it over.  tekisui   Oct-14-09 09:34 PM   #141 
                       - Some Agreement.  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 09:46 PM   #144 
                          - The PR victory that al-Qaeda and the Taliban  tekisui   Oct-14-09 09:57 PM   #145 
                             - Also Some Agreement  YouTakeTheSkyway   Oct-14-09 10:07 PM   #148 
  - Hell no. It is too hard to build a nation into what we want it to be.  Jennicut   Oct-14-09 09:23 PM   #139 
  - Afghanistan is a borderline failed state comrpised of many different nations.  anonymous171   Oct-14-09 09:40 PM   #142 
  - Afghanistan was never a state in the modern sense. It's the tribal homeland  Monk06   Oct-14-09 10:09 PM   #149 
  - The people who run our government should be smart enough to know and understand this.  Swamp Rat   Oct-15-09 03:02 PM   #165 
  - Hell to the NO. nt  earth mom   Oct-14-09 11:09 PM   #157 
  - The only application for US nation building I'm currently accepting is here in the US  TheKentuckian   Oct-15-09 12:02 AM   #159 
  - cut and run! cut and run!  mdmc   Oct-15-09 07:00 PM   #167 
  - the peaceful choice,,, 7 more years of war and death ,nt  excess_3   Oct-16-09 06:02 AM   #177 
 

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