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The President's speech

I'm torn about the President's Afghan policy. Do we support an obviously corrupt government, like we did in Vietnam? Do we allow a nation that will be built on drug trafficing to grow? Has history shown us that no outside nation can win a war in that region? Do we abandon them, like we did in the 80s and earlier in this decade? IF so are we somewhat responsible for the abuses that the women of the region will again have to face? Do those of us who chose not to fight, have a right to ask young men and women to fight for us? I think when listening to the speech, that we should remember that there is no good answer.

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Dec. 1st, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
i'm not going to directly comment on the president's policy until he articulates it. he ran on "finishing the job" in afghanistan. this is not a surprise.

what i would do is create a legal medical market for all the heroin in afghanistan. it's a perfectly legitimate drug that has been used for centuries in many forms and is no more dangerous than the things we have substituted for it. then i would build a network of human intelligence to find bin laden and take him out when i did.
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