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    U.S. set to pay Taliban members to switch sides

    (CNN) -- There is a well-known saying in Afghanistan: "You can rent an Afghan, but you can't buy him."
    Some experts on the region believe a U.S. program to pay Taliban fighters to quit the organization is buying temporary loyalty.
    President Obama on Wednesday signed a $680 billion defense appropriations bill, which will pay for military operations in the 2010 fiscal year. The bill includes a Taliban reintegration provision under the Commander's Emergency Response Program, which is now receiving $1.3 billion. CERP funding also is intended for humanitarian relief and reconstruction projects at commanders' discretion.

    U.S. set to pay Taliban members to switch sides - CNN.com
     
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    They want to pay people who have such strong religious values that they are willing to kill for them to stop killing them?

    Good luck.
     
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    "Some" military "experts on the region believe..." the way to win in Afghanistan is to rent the people who the enemy is also renting. To the biggest pay goes loyalty. So very free market don't you think?
     
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    Maybe they can move a Microsoft customer service boiler room to Kabul.
     
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    So now we want to pay the people who have been attacking us to not attack us?

    Can we pay them in lead and brass?
     
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    We have done this before...and it was praised by better military minds than yours. :eek:
     
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    The people who attack us are not always the main enemy. Sometimes enemies become allies.. HAs happened throughout history. Now STFU and go study your history before you embarrass yourself yet again with silly tough guy idiocies.
     
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    So we're paying off enemies to do what? Delay their ultimate attacks on our soil?

    WTF? [Over]...
     
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    But it STILL ultimately bites US in the ass. KILL them all. Don't give them a fuckin' RED CENT.
     
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