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Question: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the situation with Iraq?
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« Reply #105 on: November 15, 2007, 03:25:45 PM »

Uri,

If these two people support the war, what are they doing migrating to America? Why don't they stay and help duke it out? And, out of curiousity, what end do they expect from the war in Iraq? How will we know when we have achieved our "goals"?


We'll clue you in, as usual.
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« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2007, 07:09:38 PM »

Kid,

I seriously doubt you could "clue me in". Both you and Uri are clueless. Uri has a five minute conversation and doesn't even find out why the two guys aren't fighting for the freedom of their own country, just sitting back in this country, letting others die for them.
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« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2007, 09:34:27 PM »

Wow breathless anticipation, for the next chapter. Was it like the new De Palma movie? Did they make you rape teenage girls and kill their families? Did you brutalize captured Muhjadeen? Did you flush chapters of their magic book down a toilet? Was it the IEDs, your best buddies being blown up? Did you miss mom's apple pie? I got to enjoy soldiering at boot camp, the smell of burning flesh probably would make me queezy though.
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« Reply #108 on: November 16, 2007, 10:02:05 PM »

Luee,

If you think the smell of burning flesh will make you queezy, don't go into firefighting as a career. It's an occupational hazard just as it is with "soldiering". BTW, boot camp is not the real deal. But, in my experience, boot camp was a fine way for a son to learn new respect for his mother.


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« Reply #109 on: November 17, 2007, 05:19:32 AM »

So, your son had a newfound respect for you after enduring boot camp?



Surely you're not a male.
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« Reply #110 on: November 17, 2007, 06:25:09 AM »

Uri,

You are right. I am not a male. And boot camp had the same effect on both my sons. Both times that my younger son prepared to be shipped to the middle east for a Bush war, there was a noticeable surge in his respect and feeling of support. That son has never married, so them emphasis with his will and insurance was for his mother, and the army also reminds soldiers to write to their mothers, both in boot camp and when on duty overseas.
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« Reply #111 on: December 02, 2007, 05:22:58 AM »

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The joint force clashed with militants in the mountainous Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar province during a three-day operation that ended Saturday and left 35 insurgents dead, said provincial police chief Sayed Agha Saqib.

Ten other insurgents were detained near the militants' hide-outs, which they used to launch attacks against Afghan and foreign troops in the area, Saqib said. Authorities recovered the militants' bodies along with their automatic weapons and ammunition, he said.

In Kandahar's Zhari district, Afghan and foreign troops clashed with another group of militants hiding in a compound Saturday night, killing five militants and detaining four others, Saqib said.

Among those killed was a regional militant commander, Mullah Faizullah, he said.

There were no casualties among Afghan or foreign troops during the operations, Saqib said.

This from 2 Dec NYTimes - over and over - 30-40-50 'insurgents' killed inAfghanistan or Iraq - there were no casualities among what they call 'the good guys' - is this total BS or what? Sounds continuously ludicrous.
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« Reply #112 on: October 24, 2017, 02:21:15 AM »

COLUMN ONE
 
Iraq horse track defies the odds
 
The Baghdad Equestrian Club saw its glory days in the '40s and survived through extremism and anarchy. Now Iraqis are coming to the races again in large numbers and the club is turning a profit.
 
http://articles.latimes.com/2009/aug/12/world/fg-iraq-horses12
 
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« Reply #113 on: October 24, 2017, 02:23:29 AM »

American-style casino opens in Iraq
Kalashnikovs checked at door
By Burke Hansen

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/09/20/casino_iraq/

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« Reply #114 on: October 24, 2017, 02:34:27 AM »

AID and the Afghan Cotton Saga

Why would USAID not get behind an effort to turn Afghan farmers from poppy to cotton?

By Rajiv Chandrasekaran, August 6, 2012
 
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http://www.theglobalist.com/aid-and-the-afghan-cotton-saga/

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And the people in Afghanistan can finance their businesses with FINCA Village Banking...

https://www.finca.org/

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The people of Afghanistan can grow cotton, and they can make cotton bed sheets, and clothing, and other things made from cotton. The people of Afghanistan already call cotton "White Gold" and they envy the people in Egypt whom were successful growing cotton and making cotton products. The people of Afghanistan could benefit greatly from cotton.
 
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