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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-09-06 10:11 AM
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9. What efforts in Afghanistan?
If we were really out to stop Bin Laden and his Taliban allies, why did we send in only 15,000 troops? Why did we let OBL escape from Tora Bora?

Our 'efforts' in Afghanistan have been half-assed at best, particularly since we abandoned it to go into Iraq, to take down a regime that was the ideological opposite of OBL and the Taliban. And when we first went into Afghanistan we had the support of Iran, which actually stopped movement across its border, unlike our allies in Pakistan.

You cannot equate Lebanon with Hezbollah with Iran with Syria with Taliban with OBL. That's what the repub warmongers are doing in their efforts to set the entire region aflame. This incident is no less and no more that what happens in any civil war, where loyalists for one side execute traitors from the other side. It doesn't make either side better than the other. And you did note that this was a political execution, not a religiously ordered execution, didn't you?

An unfortunate incident which means nothing more than the fact that we have once again abandoned Afghanistan - which was a foregone conclusion from the way we approached it.
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