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(Yahoo)   "It came in secret and it left in secret." In suitcases, backpacks, and Wal-Mart bags   ( news.yahoo.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, CIA, Afghans, plastic shopping bags, centralized government, exit strategy, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, polices  
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3751 clicks; posted to Politics » on 29 Apr 2013 at 12:32 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-04-29 11:51:50 AM  
3 votes:
We've got no money for meals on wheels for the elderly or the head start program for kids, but plenty of money for Taliban warlords. Interesting.
2013-04-29 11:28:46 AM  
3 votes:
Will we ever learn?

Doesn't seem so.
2013-04-29 01:06:35 PM  
2 votes:
 But there can't be universal medical care for everyone, because soschulism..
There always seems to be money for third world creeps and military toys that even the military
doesn't want.
2013-04-29 12:50:27 PM  
2 votes:
It is usually much less expensive to get the leaders of a country to support US policy by bribing them than with military power, and if the leaders can't be bribed then the money can be used to install leaders who can.
2013-04-29 03:32:29 PM  
1 vote:
Our schools are crumbling, our elderly are literally going hungry because Meals on Wheels is out of money, and yet this terrorist sack of sh*t is given tribute.

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Where are the yowling mobs of teabaggers when you really need them?
2013-04-29 03:09:38 PM  
1 vote:
Is this surprising at all? The first thing Karzai did on his first name in office was to allow the oil piepline to be built across Afghanistan that the oil companies were clamoring for for years, but were denied by the Taliban
2013-04-29 02:19:36 PM  
1 vote:
FARK the CIA, Kennedy should have dismantled and jailed your corrupt criminal treasonous asses.
2013-04-29 02:16:38 PM  
1 vote:
It came in secret,
In countless amounts
It left in plastic
As numbered accounts.
And we learned fast
To steal and lie
Our arms were heavy
But our profits were high...
2013-04-29 12:47:07 PM  
1 vote:
The CIA really struggled for a while after the end of the Cold War. We no longer had a major enemy, so their importance and prestige dwindled significantly.

Then 9/11 happened, and they've enjoyed a rebirth of importance and the boon of the Patriot Act making their jobs easier than ever before. Combined with precisely zero accountability, they've been free to do whatever they wanted.

It's not at all surprising that bribery was a major part of it, since that's pretty much the main way all foreign nations gain influence in third-world hellholes like Afghanistan.
2013-04-29 12:44:35 PM  
1 vote:
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Another floater in the bowl courtesy of St. Reagan and the GOP of the last 35 years (or so)

/AKA: My entire life
2013-04-29 11:34:06 AM  
1 vote:

JusticeandIndependence: Will we ever learn?

Echoed in my head while reading TFA.  See you have it covered nicely.
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