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    It was perfectly clear that the Taliban would destroy the statues in Afghanistan when they said they would.

    And when they did it was perfectly clear that they'd help the Qaeda attack the US when they said they would.

    Then the Qaeda attacked us, and the world descended even further into living hell, from which it has not recovered for over a decade.

    If we had done something to protect the statues, we very likely would have nipped in the bud the same people who attacked us later. That is what it is to do the right thing: it has more than just immediately transactional benefits.

    I thought everyone in the US had learned that waiting too long costs too much. Evidently not.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:17:04 AM PST

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    •  So you think the Afghan war was a good thng? (0+ / 0-)
      I thought everyone in the US had learned that waiting too long costs too much. Evidently not
      I sure don't

      When George W Bush got the idea to invade Afghnistan, it was a BAD idea as history has proven all too well.
      When you and these other people talk about invading Afghanistan to protect Afghan Art from the Afghanis, its STILL  a bad idea

      There's NO good reason to invade Afghanistan

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:23:10 AM PST

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      •  I Didn't Say Invade (0+ / 0-)

        But since you're the one insisting on it as if it were the only option, to reject it, you're saying we should have done nothing.

        That was the bad option we took for years that led to our being attacked.

        The lessons to be learned are to do something - and not to invade.

        You are now insisting on the same course in Timbuktu. Good thing you have practically no influence on our foreign policy. Too bad too many others like you do.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 04:18:04 PM PST

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