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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    OK, but for the next 50 years, we're going to need that oil.

    With a cherry on top?
    As long as we use it and not sell it to other nations. Sure. Only for what we need.

    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.

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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No democracy would do what I think you're suggesting, which in part is why democracies should avoid such conflicts needlessly.

    And we never had to invade either country. We could have done a much more effective job, will much less loss of life any number of ways. We might even start by being honest and try to win the battle of ideas, and make a better argument as part of our strategy.
    How old were you on 11 September 2001? Yes, we had to invade Afghanistan. We were attacked, remember?
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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    How about fine an alternative as we know that will end one day.
    Sure. Sounds great. um, fine one yet? Please, let us know when you do.
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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You have to understand what motivates them. If your interference is what motivates them, more interference, no matter how brutal, only encourages them. Wars, like in WW2, was a top down affiar, the common soldier less linked to the ideaology, thus more liely to walk away when the ruler surrendered or was beaten.

    This si different, and more linked to the individual combattant. You can't do enough in any one place that will disuade those allover the world who hear the call. In fact, you merely increase their numbers. You can pacify Iraq or Afghanistan, but the call rings beyohnd that and you increase the numbers, thus defeating your purpose. And those in that country who see you as the problem. hold hard feeling for your actions, linked to them personally and not to a leader, harden and stay your enemy, merely waiting for the chance to speak as such, violently.
    Our interference in WW2 didn't motivate the enemy?

    Keep trying, son. You might hit on something, sooner or later. Hell, even a blind hog finds and acorn.
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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    As long as we use it and not sell it to other nations. Sure. Only for what we need.
    Deal. But we'd better get started because we've got some refineries to build, too.

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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sure. Sounds great. um, fine one yet? Please, let us know when you do.
    Bite your tongue.

    We've got wind farms. And Priuseseses.

    So there.

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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Our interference in WW2 didn't motivate the enemy?

    Keep trying, son. You might hit on something, sooner or later. Hell, even a blind hog finds and acorn.
    Not on the personal level no. You had leaders and rulers who spoke and sureender or got beaten, under one national falg, in one palce, under one control. It was a very different situation.

    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.

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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sure. Sounds great. um, fine one yet? Please, let us know when you do.
    There are some optins already, but I suspect we're a resourceful people and if we sold out to the idaea, we'd manage to fine a way.

    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.

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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Bite your tongue.

    We've got wind farms. And Priuseseses.

    So there.
    Don't forget the Chevy Volt, that starts at 40 grand. I'm sure nearly everyone can afford that, in this economy.
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    Re: Afghan delegation confirms killing 65 civilians killed by NATO during operation

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    There are some optins already, but I suspect we're a resourceful people and if we sold out to the idaea, we'd manage to fine a way.
    How come they haven't hit the market and taken off?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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