U.S., eyeing exit and mindful of past, keeps distance from Afghan election

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Robert76 wrote:

We need to pack up all our toys, remove all our personnel, and stop sending them money. We have nothing to show for trying to support this country. “Nation Building” does not work in these countries.

Last one out, turn off the lights and let them return to the dark ages.

Apr 02, 2014 10:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Neurochuck wrote:

“…if the trend continued, opium would be the country’s major economic activity after foreign military forces depart in 2014, leading to the specter of what one official referred to as “the world’s first true narco-state.”

Afghanistan is already the world’s largest producer of opium, and last year accounted for 75 percent of the world’s heroin supply. “The assumption is it will reach again to 90 percent this year,…”
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/world/asia/afghanistan-opium-production-increases-for-3rd-year.html?_r=0

Apr 02, 2014 11:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cyberblunt wrote:

I am excited for this transition. I know the road has been long but lets hope cell phones, fashion, PS4s, music and movies makes them more enlightened then they were so many years ago.

Apr 03, 2014 5:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cyberblunt wrote:

I am excited for this transition. I know the road has been long but lets hope cell phones, fashion, PS4s, music and movies makes them more enlightened then they were so many years ago.

Apr 03, 2014 5:51am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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