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Reply #29: Yes, but it has sort-of worked in Afghanistan. [View All]

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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 07:57 AM
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29. Yes, but it has sort-of worked in Afghanistan.
Aside from the debateable success of that venture, there is a critical difference between Afghanistan and Iraq. Afghanistan makes much of its income from a renewable resource--heroin--and the U.S. isn't particularly interested in maximizing its profits in that commodity.

In Iraq, we're looking for low-bid criminals who are willing to sell off their nation's non-renewable future at the lowest possible price. If we do support those people, you can kiss those bullshit ideals of freedom and democracy goodbye.

But that's not why we're there anyway, is it?
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