Yes - should have tried that before bombing them

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I am beginning to think so myself. We were justified in going. We were justified in tracking down the al-Qaeda bastards and exterminating them for the vermin they are. Taliban deserved what they got as well. The question is whether we have any hope at all of leaving a stable Afganistan behind, even if we intensified our efforts. Karzai is certainly not the answer. These are a tribal people who have been beating off foriegn occupiers for centuries. I don't know as any amount of effort is ever going to transform this country to a viable Democracy. The values these people have are not in line with the Western world. Maybe it is time to pull the plug.

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Agreed 1000%. This accidental Koran burning is the last straw. These people value their oppression like we value our freedom.

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Maybe be getting the **** out of their country

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lol.

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That's what I said when I read that we still think that's a viable objective.

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It was always ridiculous.

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The taliban got what they deserved no question about it. I think it is up to the other arab nations to help them. They dispise the west regardless of what we try to do. The culture is just too different.

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Just leave them alone and let them carry on growing some of best the hash on the market !! Nothing to do with terrorism, just the good old UN trying to stop the UNTAXABLE opium trade !!!

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I dunno. I have a few mates in the army and they often say that the locals often tell them if the Taleban are in the area and how many they are, where they're setting up ambushes etc. The problem in Afghanistan isn't so much the Taleban; it's the ISI that supports, trains and equips them. Without the ISI the Taleban would be annhilated in a year like they were in the first year of the war.<br />
If we want to win in Afghanistan all we have to do is assasinate a couple of dozen high ranking Pakistani intelligence officers, preferably in their beds, and we have to realise that we're fighting a proxy war with Pakistan and act accordingly. Take out the root (ISI) and the weed (Taleban) will die.

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Ungrateful buggers.

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Very touchy about things I would say!

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