Nation Building...

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    A headline in yesterday's local Sunday edition read:

    <center><h1>Can America Rebuild Iraq?</h1></center>

    Well, for the answer to that, we need look no further than Afghanistan. Since the Administratiom rolled up the Taliban and Al Qaeda operations there, chaos has ruled. Regional warlords control huge swaths of the country-side. Their rule is little better than that of the Taliban. Internecine rivalries that were forgotten during the Russian occupation, and simmering during the rule of the Taliban, have sprung forth in full bloom. Witness the recent assassination of the air-transport minister. Women's rights are a fantasy largely ignored outside of Kabul. The Talban and Al Qaeda are making a resurgence in southern Afghanistan. Hamid Kharzhai, Afghanistan's President is, in reality, little more than the Mayor of Kabul.

    So, with this sterling record of achievements to build on, the only thing I can foresee in the Administrations's nation building in Iraq is that the Iraqi people are in a world of shit.
     
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    LOL You arent serious are you? There is a huge difference between aghanistan and Iraq. The UN is rebuilding Aghanistan. We are rebuilding Iraq. Even so, Aghanistan is in alot better shape than it was under the Taliban. Nice try though.
     
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    while we here in the US may consider afghanistan and iraq as better off than they were before their previous government I'm sure that most of those see little difference in being pulled from the fire only to be thrown back into the frying pan.
     
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    If you think Aghanistan and Iraq arent far better off free from dictatorship simply read a few articles about whats going on there to find out.
     

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