AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
Dishonorable Discharge carries the same stigma's in society in terms of gaining employment as parole does. You want to do that to a kid who makes a mistake?
I understand that a person in repeat defiance of regulation, and rules may not be a fit for the Military, but you want to ruin the rest of their lives?
"When Najibullah's Soviet-backed government collapsed in 1992, the Peshawar Accords agreed upon by the Afghan political parties established the Islamic State of Afghanistan and appointed an interim government to be followed by general elections. Karzai accompanied the first mujahideen leaders into Kabul in 1992 following the Soviet withdrawal. He served as Deputy Foreign Minister in the government of Burhanuddin Rabbani. Karzai was, however, arrested by Mohammad Fahim (Karzai's current Vice President) on charges of spying for Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in what Karzai claimed was an effort to mediate between Hekmatyar's militia and the Islamic State. When he was released Karzai fled from Kabul in a vehicle provided by Hekmatyar and driven by Gul Rahman."
Hamid Karzai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I don't believe in forcing our form of government on other countries that we have protect from that time on. I think it would have made more sense for there not to be a North Korea and South Korea at each others throats, that we helped enable and still do to this day.Do you have a problem with South Korea? I'll ask you for the 8th time, which Democracy has ditched democracy for dictatorship?
And I've told you already in answer to your question, the corrupt "democracies" we have created that still require our protection to exist, do not impress me.
Do you think we should militarily involve ourselves in every country's civil war to make sure they choose democracy as their form of government? We currently spend almost as much on the military as the rest of the world combined. Most of our debt is due to excessive military spending. How many more trillions and thousands of lives are we to sacrifice to try to force other countries to govern themselves as we do?
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