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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:21 AM
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Afghan support for Karzai falters Northern Alliance rivals say they'll fie
Afghan support for Karzai falters
Northern Alliance rivals say they'll field their own candidate

Pamela Constable, Washington Post Tuesday, October 7, 2003

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Kabul -- Hamid Karzai, the interim Afghan leader who announced his candidacy for president Wednesday during a high-profile speaking tour of the United States and Britain, has returned home to confront an open political revolt by powerful rivals in his fragile coalition government.

Leaders of the Northern Alliance, the predominantly ethnic Tajik Islamic militia movement that includes the defense minister and a half-dozen regional militia bosses, held an unusual meeting here last week during Karzai's absence.

Over the past three days, several spokesmen said, the group has decided not to support Karzai's run for the presidency and to field its own candidate instead.

The threatened internal defection from Karzai comes at a critical time for Afghanistan's troubled transition to democracy, already a source of concern to the Bush administration, which strongly backs Karzai

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It looks like everything is going wrong for Bush. Iraq voted to use their own phone system, not the U.S. one. CIA leaks. Approval ratings in the toilet etc...
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:44 AM
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1. we have made a mess over there
What were those "morans" thinking when they left Afghanistan so unfinished? Will they ever learn? We have two quagmires going at once. How I would love to slap the hell out of those mooks.

Julie
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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:54 AM
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2. I would be a waste of your time to slap that many people
That would be a lot of slapping and then your hand would be to tired and sore to post on the DU. Besides you would be away from the keyboard to long and your input here is needed.

They will never get it. As WJ Clinton said: The problem with these people is this, most people in a hole quit digging, these people ask for a bigger shovel, because they know it is down there.
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Sagan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:06 AM
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3. whoa whoa whoa... wait a minute...

I seem to recall that Karzai said when he took the Presidency that he would specifically NOT run for election.

Am I wrong here?

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jamesinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:14 AM
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4. Are you saying another Bush associate has lied?
That has never happened and you should be ashamed of yourself for spreading such liberal venom.

I would like the link though if you find it!!
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:17 AM
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5. The Northern Alliance never heard of Dieblold I betcha n/t
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