The Afghan Miracle; Why Isn't This Stunning US Success Appreciated?

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    its inspiring to realize all the liberals, mass media and most nations of the world took time this week to ignore the swearing in of the afghan president karzai, its great how we get absolutely no credit for a miracle in resucing afghanistan

     
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    Just like they ignored the Berlin Wall coming down - at least as much as they possibly could. :lalala: This is history in the making and GWB will be remembered as a great president right alongside Reagan. That is, if we can prevent them from rewriting our history books...
     
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    election. Karzai lived in Cambridge before he was called back to Afghanistan; I know his old hangouts, the Afghani restaurants here. It's an amazing accomplishment to hold an election in a society as complex as Afghanistan. Of course, don't assume that this is now a complete democracy--we're tied to some pretty rough local bullies there right now, and many areas remain lawless.

    Screamer, you've got to let got this idea that liberals want these war efforts to fail. I totally supported our actions in Afghanistan, and even though I remain against the Iraq adventure, I deeply hope we succeed there.

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    Remaining against the invasion of Iraq seriously dilutes any effect that your desire for success in Iraq has.
     
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    because liberals can never admit they are wrong.
     
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    GWB seems the most "never admit I'm wrong" person on planet earth right now. Liberals never admit they're wrong? I think many liberals agree that parts of the "War on Poverty" were a mistake, as were modern ideas of urban renewal. Just two examples.

    Dillo, I'll return to the analogy I used earlier: If the fire chief orders the firefighters into a house, I can support the firefighters fully--even if I believe there was a bigger, more important fire happening elsewhere, and therefore question the chief's judgement.

    You can find plenty of Volvos in Cambridge decorated with a Kerry/Edwards sticker and a "Support Our Troops" ribbon. It's not a contradiction.

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    It's a total contradiction. You insult them when you say they're dying for no good reason.
     
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    It simply means there are a lot of hypocrites in Cambridge. Why should GWB lay himself open to attack when the left has falsely accused him of being wrong ALL THE TIME ?
     
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    to call our efforts in afghanistan a success. I supported our determination to go after the collaborators that attacted us on 9-11. I think that we could have done this with an effective intelligence infiltration that may have even exposed bin laden to capture before now,( unfortunately our intelligence community has lost our confidence) but lacking that means I guess power and might was a best second solution. I think the elections were a real postive step for afghanistan and I hope that our good intentions are successful.
    We have supported regimes in the past that have not always proved to be the best choices Marcos, the Shaw, even Saddam to name a few. I hope Karzai is an honorable person and a benefit to his country as well as the world. Yes, I think we should give credit where credit is due so I think to be fair I will be optimistic for this new government.
     
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    Considering that the country has been at war since 1979, I think that the fact they held free elections without incident is a major achievement. After all, they had less problems during their elections then we did with ours and we've been doing it for 200+ years.
     

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