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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

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    Kinda did when you said if "I loved the idea of seeing women in Burqas"
    No one loves war, but sometimes you have to tolerate it.
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    You are giving me a good laugh here today, TDS, so thank you for that. But again, you have an amazing ability to ignore all history that is inconvenient to your myopic view. Let's say for the sake of argument that the Taliban is just a misunderstood group that doesn't want anything more than to re-establish the Emirate of 1996. What was the result of that the first time? And how did that work out for the US? How do you keep that from happening again without US involvement? Rainbow Magic?
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

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    No one loves war, but sometimes you have to tolerate it.
    Neocons seem to love war. But how long can we tolerate an endless war?


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Neocons seem to love war. But how long can we tolerate an endless war?
    How long can you stand endless terrorism?
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    You are giving me a good laugh here today, TDS, so thank you for that. But again, you have an amazing ability to ignore all history that is inconvenient to your myopic view. Let's say for the sake of argument that the Taliban is just a misunderstood group that doesn't want anything more than to re-establish the Emirate of 1996. What was the result of that the first time? And how did that work out for the US? How do you keep that from happening again without US involvement? Rainbow Magic?
    How did it work for the US? Not to good if you mean that Al-Qaeda was there. But you might find this interesting:
    "Our people consider al-Qaeda to be a plague that was sent down to us by the heavens. Some even concluded that al-Qaeda are actually the spies of America. Originally, the Taliban were naive and ignorant of politics and welcomed al-Qaeda into their homes. But al-Qaeda abused our hospitality. "
    New Statesman | Preview: Michael Semple interviews a senior member of the Taliban


    "Contrary to the established perception that they are of one mind, the Taliban and al-Qaeda are not in lockstep. In fact, the Taliban in Afghanistan could be persuaded to renounce the infamous terrorist group led by Osama bin Laden.

    According to Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, the two groups did not get along at times before the September 11 attacks, and they have continued to spar since. Also, in their report, the authors claim that Taliban leaders were not informed by al-Qaeda in advance of the attacks on New York City and Washington, DC. “Bin Laden effectively manipulated the Taliban, using their lack of international experience to advance his own goals…. Significant parts of the senior Taliban leadership, along with rank-and-file commanders, were outraged at bin Laden’s abuse of their hospitality and his blatant disregard for their government.”
    U.S. and the World - Surprise! Taliban and Al-Qaeda are Worlds Apart - AllGov - News


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

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    How long can you stand endless terrorism?
    Terrorism is a tactic. It will always be used.


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Terrorism is a tactic. It will always be used.
    Terrorism has to be responded to.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Terrorism has to be responded to.
    How much more response do we need? How do you win a war on a tactic that has always been used?


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    How much more response do we need? How do you win a war on a tactic that has always been used?
    War is also a tactice, both are political tactics. War has always been used.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    War is also a tactice, both are political tactics. War has always been used.
    War is not a tactic. War is a state of armed conflict between at least 2 opposing sides.


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