Comments on: Afghan elections redefine U.S. role http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: j8h9 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85372 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 18:51:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85372 “U.S. support could wither in the face of an illegitimate transfer of power.” In other words, if we don’t like who gets elected we’ll have to go in again and install a drug lord who is loyal to the business interests in the US.

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By: SPQR2010 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85371 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:30:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85371 “nation building does not work”

Yeah, tell that to Germany, Japan and South Korea — and half of the former British empire, including the United States, Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand.

That’s not exactly a horrible record when it comes to “nation building.”

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By: Learn_History http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85370 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:25:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85370 Finally, an article that I can agree with. We have done much good here, despite what the uninformed cynics think.
@brotherkenny4 @markdonner @steve851 Your opinion is based on what? The fact that you sit on your butt pecking on your keyboard with ideas formed from only reading websites whose opinions match yours? I find it ironic that the only people that share your point of view are the oppressive Taliban. Read the numbers stated above…9 million children go to school now; of that 3.5 million girls are getting an education, an increase of 350%. We have made a difference, I have seen it, regardless of what you’ve formed in your imagination.

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By: HopeChangeInAZ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85368 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:15:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85368 This is just another example of a Democrat trying to put a positive spin on a disastrous foreign policy. One election in this war torn country where tribal politics rules will not determine much of anything especially in a country as backwards as this one!

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By: Steve851 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85367 Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:01:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85367 Sorry, but nation building does not work, especially with a country still mired in the 18th century. We’ve wasted more than a decade and 2000 American lives in Afghanistan. Going in to wipe our al qaeda was fine, but that was the end of the task. If it reappears, we can go in with a vengeance again, but nation building does not work.

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By: Goodgenie4u http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85353 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:55:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85353 The week and poor cannot compete. They feel ripped off by the strong at home and from abroad. The vast majority wallow in poverty. A tiny percentage around the world have decided that barbarian indiscriminate violence is the only force against the odds. So what are the rich doing in our national interest to be wealthy and safe?

If we see ourselves as being the good guys, we will never understand what those on the other side of the track are experiencing as a result of our “national interest”

All this banter of the symptoms of the challenges is quite ineffective in eradicating terrorism. All you wind up with is short term gains. It’s like weight loss programmes.
The sellers profit the buyers think the programme is a good investment even if the vast majority make no progress.

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By: MarkDonners http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85350 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:06:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85350 Who do all these primitive, uneducated, brainwashed and enslaved Americans think they are to decide or comment on what Afghans do.. Americans couldn’t even find their own state on a map much less arrogantly decide for a country 6000 miles across the ocean that they criminally invaded and occupied nazistyle. America and its NATO clones’ dearest role model is Communist China, they practically lick the shoes of China’s police state corporate slavery, a system America is working to be an exact copy of. America keeps screeching about elections when America has never had real elections in its history since it stole North America from the natives. America is the OPPOSITE of democracy with its farce of only two parties allowed no different than each other except in the two candidates who don’t qualify unless they’re toeing the line, inbred and filthy rich. The US in fact HATES the concept of democracy, both domestically and abroad.

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By: USMCdav http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85349 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 12:01:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85349 All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to do nothing – Edmund Burke(para-phrased, not so much as us to do more for we have given, as the USA as a whole, maybe now is the time for others in that region, to step up.

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By: aeci http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85348 Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:50:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85348 Afghanistan was necessary. Sen, Menendez was right to point out the honorable sacrifices of those who paid with life and limb. However, we need to look back and learn before moving forward with billions in commitments. Fraud and waste were colossal. This culture, and yes they have a culture, is not something we can snap our fingers and remake in our image. Where is the economy that will support all of the changes we have made? Is this to be a supported state? At least Iraq has oil. And let’s not even get into the question of Pakistan, and how they see the geopolitical situation. It seems Sen Menendez has deep pockets and doesn’t mind this cost … to us. Well, I don’t want to pay for it. Actually, the truth is … I can’t pay for it. Signing protocols for waste and fraud isn’t going to stop … the waste and fraud. If you want peace, at any cost, in Afghanistan Sen. Menendez, concentrate your effort on Pakistan. dd606, I understand your frustration on negativity, but brotherkenny4’s attitude didn’t come out of thin air. His finger pointing may in the wrong direction, but his hand is raised appropriately. You can’t stop people, cultures, from doing, developing, as they wish. You can’t make Afghanistan the 51st state. Time to come home, the job is over.

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By: dd606 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2014/04/04/afghan-elections-redefine-u-s-role/#comment-85341 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:53:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=30025#comment-85341 Wow… I’m amazed they even posted this. It’s actually positive. What will all of Reuters’ chronically grumpy, government bashing, conspiracy theorist, readers… do with this? Oh, right… Just whine and cry, like always. Just like ‘brotherkenny4′ up there. Never anything good to say… Never anything positive to contribute… Just crying like a bunch of babies, and criticizing everything everybody else does, while they sit on their butt in front of the computer all day, doing nothing.

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