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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:57 AM
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Rice Wants to Follow Afghan Model in Iraq

http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2005/10/19/ap...

Rice Wants to Follow Afghan Model in Iraq


WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Wednesday outlined a strategy of helping Iraqis clear out insurgents and build durable, national institutions as she sought to reassure jittery members of Congress about the path to peace in Iraq. Rice said the United States will follow a model that was successful in Afghanistan.

Starting next month, she said, joint diplomatic-military groups _ Provincial Reconstruction Teams _ will work alongside Iraqis as they train police, set up courts, and help local governments establish essential services.

...

Rice heralded the referendum on the charter as "a landmark" and said the US. strategy was moving from a stage of transition to a stage of preparing a permanent Iraqi government.

"Clear areas from insurgent control, to hold them securely, and to build durable, national Iraqi institutions," Rice said before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
"Our strategy is to clear, hold, and build," she said. "The enemy's strategy is to infect, terrorize, and pull down."

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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:02 PM
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1. Local war/drug lords? The woman lives in a fantasy world.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:02 PM
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2. She wants Iraqis making opium, too? n/t
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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:08 PM
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7. Damn....that's what I was thinking!
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:53 PM
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19. she wants the women dressed in these beautys





actually she may need one
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:03 PM
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3. "...a model that was successful in Afghanistan."...
and what model would that be? The warlords seizing control and terrorizing the people w/i their own little turfdoms? or would it be the return of the taliban's suppression of women? or maybe the prezident/prime minister holed up in a compound and scarely ever venturing out side its walls? Exactly which model R we holding up as successful?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:07 PM
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5. what can you expect from a corporate head of BushCo, coherence?
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:12 PM
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8. These people are so effin' delusional...Oh yeah, Condi, we are
doing a hell of a job in Afghanistan. Way to go! You are making the world so much better for these people you psycho dumbass.

Do these people live in our world, or is there a Bizarro World that I am not aware of?
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reality based Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:05 PM
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4. Kindasleazy must love poppies
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:08 PM
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6. they keep going from terrible to worse
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:12 PM
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9. Cripes, I understand things are going swimmingly in Afghanistan...
Condoleezza, go play with your Barbie dolls, please!
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:16 PM
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10. "Taliban-Lite" in an official Islamic state?
Afghan`s `Taliban-lite` constitution
New government to be officially Islamic republic


Those who were hopeful the new Afghan government would be open, pluralistic and tolerant of other religions, extending rights to women and minority religions will be disappointed by the first draft of the constitution.

It is a blueprint for a repressive state, what the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom calls "Taliban-lite."

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_I...

Taliban Ex-Governor Elected to Afghan Parliament

Mawlawi Mohammed Islam Mohammadi, who was the Taliban's governor of Bamiyan province when the fifth-century Buddha statues were blown up with dynamite and artillery in March 2001, was chosen to represent the neighboring province of Samangan, according to results posted by the U.N.-Afghan election organizers. Election law did not bar former Taliban officials from participating in the Sept. 18 polls.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-535...

But only SMALL STONES can be used in Afghanistan to stone adulterous women to death, PROGRESS!
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:30 PM
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11. Karzai is President of about 20 city blocks
The rest of the country is run by drug dealers and religious fanatics. There's a great model for Iraq.

God, she's such a moron.
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:36 PM
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12. NATO going to Iraq?
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:39 PM
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13. Oh wait, it was the UN.
I don't know if NATO is there, but the UN is. What's the name of their peacekeeping group there? Some guys just got busted for smuggling and claimed to be from this group.

Anyway, the UN was the original plan Condi. You guys rejected that. It might be too late now.
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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:56 PM
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14. IOW: Hand Iraq over to the militias/warlords. n/t

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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:43 PM
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16. That is precisely what we're doing right now
Kerbala, Najaf, Basra have gone to Shi'ite militias.

Diyala province has gone to a "former" Saddam intelligence officer, one "Col. Theya."

Sadr City has gone to the Medhi army.

Five Baghdad neighborhoods, some half a mile from the Green Zone, have gone to the insurgency itself.

But by God, we're stopping the flow of insurgents on the Syrian border!
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texpatriot2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:38 PM
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15. Did someone call her on this BS? That's a FAILED MODEL. n.t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:47 PM
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17. Rice--you need to get your rose colored glasses OFF.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:53 PM
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18. another 'landmark' per Rice!!


....Rice heralded the referendum on the charter as "a landmark" and said the US. strategy was moving from a stage of transition to a stage of preparing a permanent Iraqi government.
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