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    Re: Afghanistan gains will be lost quickly after drawdown, U.S. intelligence (WAPO)

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    thanks! I knew about the tribal nature of Afg, did not know that history though...
    man. all we had to do was wait it out, and suppress any terrorists (AQ) camps..let them fight it out, and go back to fiefdoms/warlords..

    We really went overboard, and Karzai has been insanely impossible to deal with..
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    Re: Afghanistan gains will be lost quickly after drawdown, U.S. intelligence (WAPO)

    yeah. I also recall whent the Taliban blew up the world's largest Standing Budda's ( idoltary in Wahabbism). Think that was just pre-9/11.
    I was kind of pissed, then read some other Buddhists thoughts that "everything is impermanent"..
    anyways i figured "at least they're on the other side of the world"

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    Re: Afghanistan gains will be lost quickly after drawdown, U.S. intelligence (WAPO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    The fact was that Saddam wasn't producing the weapons that, at the time, we knew he had. And even Blix said that he wasn't satisfied with the results. Going back and knowing what we know now is just monday morning quarterbacking. And to acuse anyone of war crimes is the cheaper what war crimes. We didn't go in and willfully target civilians without mercy, in fact, our strategy was about causing as minimal damage as possible. And tell it to the Kurds and the Shia that they're better off than they were with Saddam.

    All that being said, we should of waited for more time, but he wasn't the most cooperating. And to imply otherwise is to distort history. If anything though, it has given the country a sense of caution when it comes to other engagements, like with Syria. We probably would of attacked them had we not gone through the last decade in Iraq and Afghanistan... and the whole question of WMDs. Ultimately, it was bad intel we were fed and everyone, (15-0 vote remember) believed it.


    Come now HB.

    Blix's statements about the Iraq WMD program came to contradict the claims of the George W. Bush administration,[6] and attracted a great deal of criticism from supporters of the invasion of Iraq. In an interview on BBC 1 on 8 February 2004, Blix accused the US and British governments of dramatizing the threat of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, in order to strengthen the case for the 2003 war against the regime of Saddam Hussein. Ultimately, no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction were ever found.[7]

    In an interview with London's The Guardian newspaper, Hans Blix said, "I have my detractors in Washington. There are bastards who spread things around, of course, who planted nasty things in the media".[8]

    In 2004, Blix published a book, Disarming Iraq, where he gives his account of the events and inspections before the coalition began its invasion.



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Blix

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    Re: Afghanistan gains will be lost quickly after drawdown, U.S. intelligence (WAPO)

    While the Senate Intelligence Committee found in 2008 that his administration "misrepresented the intelligence and the threat from Iraq".[18] A key CIA informant in Iraq admitted that he lied about his allegations, "then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war".[19]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_an...ss_destruction

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    Re: Afghanistan gains will be lost quickly after drawdown, U.S. intelligence (WAPO)

    Afghanisatan might sure fall bad after US retreat! Hope for the better but be prepared for the worse on this one.
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