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Holbrooke says US to back Taliban reintegration

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by pinoybaptist, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist Active Member

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    Personally, I don't care if 98% don't like the Al-Qaida and OBL.
    What I'm worried about is that these people have once tasted power, been corrupted by it, fought and died to regain that power back by force, and there is no guarantee except their word (which is at best, doubtful, and at worst, non-existent) that they will reintegrate with peaceful, democratic, and civilized intent.
    These are not political ideologues, these are theological ideologues and ideology is not just skin deep.
    Ten, twenty years down the road, who can guarantee they won't grab power back.
    If that happens, what, more American blood to be spilled for nothing ?
    Oh, no, not my grandchildren.
    I'll handcuff them and lock them in their rooms.
    But, that's just me, a bored ape.

    What do you wise massas think ?
     
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    I think Afghan President Hamid Karzai is a shrewd man and knows what he is doing. It's his country, and with all respect to the hard-won military aid we've given Afghanistan, Karzai knows his country better than we do.
     
  3. pinoybaptist

    pinoybaptist Active Member

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    Well, I guess you're right. Karzai is shrewd, but he can't be in power forever, either.
    And ideologues have all the time in the world to wait.
     
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