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Biden on Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Don, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Don

    Don Well-Known Member

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    'Daddy is Going to Start to Take the Trainings Wheels Off.'
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalp...o-start-to-take-the-trainings-wheels-off.html

    Once again, I am dumbstruck by the absolute complete non-understanding of what's happening over there.

    It's not that the Afghans don't know how to run their own government; it's that they don't know how to run it our way.

    It's not that the Afghans don't know how to do things; it's that they don't know how to do them our way.

    I've used the analogy before: if someone offers to buy you a soda, would you decline? Most of us would gladly accept a free soda. This is the way of things in Afghanistan: Who's going to say "no" to free equipment, resources, etc., etc.? Who especially is going to say "no" to someone else's troops fighting battles for you? (e.g., Americans & Coalition fighting the Taliban)

    Karzai isn't stupid or weak; he's just not American, and doesn't care about America, except for the part about where we keep giving him money and equipment. And who, in their right mind, is going to say "no thanks"?
     
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    Exact situation as Bush and Iraq. Offhand, the only countries who have profited from our involvement are Japan, S. Korea, and RoChina.
     
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    Beg to differ. If you'll go back and re-read my post, Afghanistan has profited nicely from our involvement.
     
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