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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

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    "YOU" are the one saying there were terrorist there no I ... so don't deflect .. just answer the question yes or no?
    What you and the administration called terrorists, yes. And whether Saddam was a terrorists are or not, I do not think he was the kind of person we should have been supporting. These things have a way of coming around to bite you, and the people that suffered under him due to our support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    Well you keep saying that ... you still haven't presented what those polices were ..... are you talking about funding ? giving them arms ?? if so .. .those things also had to go through congress did they not ? And who controlled congress at the time ... I did find this in my search .. Congressman Charlie Wilson, a member of the House Appropriations Committee who was a democrat ... was a huge supporter of helping along the rebels in Afghanistan..... in fact he is given a lot of credit for that funding....
    Not so much the funding but the training and educatiion


    washingtonpost.com: From U.S., the ABC's of Jihad

    In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.

    The primers, which were filled with talk of jihad and featured drawings of guns, bullets, soldiers and mines, have served since then as the Afghan school system's core curriculum. Even the Taliban used the American-produced books, though the radical movement scratched out human faces in keeping with its strict fundamentalist code.
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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What you and the administration called terrorists, yes. And whether Saddam was a terrorists are or not, I do not think he was the kind of person we should have been supporting. These things have a way of coming around to bite you, and the people that suffered under him due to our support.
    okay thank you ... and yes ... in this case you are right .. but as I said before ..... and it remains true, when you do something you don't have the pleasure of hindsight to form your decisions on. Just like what Carter and Reagan did with Afghanistan... it was a good idea... and accomplished what it was set out to help do ... but what it caused after that .. isn't so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Not so much the funding but the training and educatiion


    washingtonpost.com: From U.S., the ABC's of Jihad
    "The U.S. government told the AID to let the Afghan war chiefs decide the school curriculum and the content of the textbooks," says CBC'S Carol Off. "What discussions did you have with the Mujahideen leaders? Was it any effort to say maybe this isn't the best for an eight-year-old's mind?"

    "No, because we were told that that was not for negotiations and that the content was to be that which they decided," says Goutier.

    CBC News Indepth: Afghanistan

    In 1986, under President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. put a rush order on its proxy war in Afghanistan. The CIA gave Mujahideen an overwhelming arsenal of guns and missiles. But a lesser-known fact is that the U.S. also gave the Mujahideen hundreds of millions of dollars in non-lethal aid; $43 million just for the school textbooks. The U.S. Agency for International Development, AID, coordinated its work with the CIA, which ran the weapons program.

    So altho, I guess you could say Reagan could have vetoed the bill, that included funding of those book, from what I'm able to dig up on this subject, it would be a stretch at best …. to say this was a Reagan “policy”

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    Re: Oil rises above $90 amid US crude supply drop

    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    "The U.S. government told the AID to let the Afghan war chiefs decide the school curriculum and the content of the textbooks," says CBC'S Carol Off. "What discussions did you have with the Mujahideen leaders? Was it any effort to say maybe this isn't the best for an eight-year-old's mind?"

    "No, because we were told that that was not for negotiations and that the content was to be that which they decided," says Goutier.

    CBC News Indepth: Afghanistan

    In 1986, under President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. put a rush order on its proxy war in Afghanistan. The CIA gave Mujahideen an overwhelming arsenal of guns and missiles. But a lesser-known fact is that the U.S. also gave the Mujahideen hundreds of millions of dollars in non-lethal aid; $43 million just for the school textbooks. The U.S. Agency for International Development, AID, coordinated its work with the CIA, which ran the weapons program.

    So altho, I guess you could say Reagan could have vetoed the bill, that included funding of those book, from what I'm able to dig up on this subject, it would be a stretch at best …. to say this was a Reagan “policy”
    I would suggest a Reagan admin policy most definately

    How much or how little Reagan knew or could understand is a different story
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    You do know gas prices plummeted during the economic collapse under Bush, don't you? That is why gas prices were low when Obama took office. Of course you would chose to ignore that and try to make a lame comparison between Bush and Obama. Gas prices rose as the economy recovered.
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    salazar, obama's interior secty, objects to consent agreement allowing drilling when gas prices reach 10 per gallon

    Would Salazar support $10-per-gallon gas today, as he did in 2008? | Mark Tapscott | Beltway Confidential | Washington Examiner
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    Average private health insurance premiums rose from $7,086 in 2001 to $12,560 in 2008. 700 bucks a year really is not that big of a deal, now is it?
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