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Tom Toles for June 24, 2010

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    cdward  about 10 years ago

    stealth, I agree. If I’ve had a problem with anything in Obama’s administration (and of course I have had a few), this is the biggest. Should have just gotten out. Still should.

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    leipsicbob  about 10 years ago

    Obama inherited a S**t Sandwich. And adding a little garlic and oregano (Obama’s strategy) won’t help it.

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    meetinthemiddle  about 10 years ago

    Obama inherited one of the top 5 messes in American history… This was right up there with Buchanan to Lincoln, Nixon to Ford, Hoover to Roosevelt…

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    earodrig Premium Member about 10 years ago

    meetinthemiddle: You saved me the trouble. Great! The two words that sum up that slide? Uh-oh!

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    HabaneroBuck  about 10 years ago

    This has nothing to do with what Obama inherited. McChrystal voted for Obama. McChrystal was appointed last year to lead the Afghanistan operation by Obama.

    You Obama worshipers are liking trying to reason with cultists. Nothing is going to make you stop and question anything. McChrystal really didn’t care about losing his job. Isn’t it obvious?

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    Wildcard24365  about 10 years ago

    @stealth6948

    But wait, there’s more! Now add to that the promise of a vast fortune of mineral wealth in the place, and now we have an economic justification for being there!

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    Simon_Jester  about 10 years ago

    Now you know how Truman felt.

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    Justice22  about 10 years ago

    Sadly, I must agree that we should get out of Afghanistan. Leave it to become, once again, a stronghold for terrorists and extremists. We have occupied this country for over nine years, alienating the population. Where once we had the people with us, we now have them against us.

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    PaddyJaye  about 10 years ago

    Billdog: Stop the name calling.

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    JadedBarbie Premium Member about 10 years ago

    “McChrystal really didn’t care about losing his job. Isn’t it obvious?”

    It’s an easy way out of being in charge of that mess, to be sure.
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    Motivemagus  about 10 years ago

    PJ: tell the conservatives that, too, please?

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    vhammon  about 10 years ago

    Thank you Bruce.

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    lonecat  about 10 years ago

    For a while I tried to suggest that people should moderate their language, and I got called out for it. Somebody wrote a nasty note saying that I should stop being the cop of the forum. So now I try be a good example, and leave it at that.

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    treered  about 10 years ago

    FlashForward

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    davesmithsit  about 10 years ago

    Stop the INSANE war on drugs. Salt the poppy fields. Take the money out of it. Make legal trade the official goal and you might have a chance. Now that they have found valuble mineral deposits they will have some legitimate trade goods instead of poison.

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    Motivemagus  about 10 years ago

    Bruce, I stopped some time ago when someone pointed out that we were using stupid nicknames for George Bush. I decided, okay, his actions speak loudly enough without being childish. My action was not reciprocated. There are snipe-wars going on between a few posters here; I think there are more on the right, but that could be my perspective speaking. That’s my stake in the ground. How about everyone else?

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    SuperGriz  about 10 years ago

    Identify the guilty and move on. On the other hand…

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    SuperGriz  about 10 years ago

    Today’s Tole’s funny is here:

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/tomtoles/

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    bloomfan  about 10 years ago

    davesmithsit, that’s all fine and dandy if you have a replacement crop or other means of income for the villagers there that will match what they earn now. They are concerned with their families’ survival, above all else. THAT is why they continue to grow the poppies, especially since the insurgents will leave them in peace to do so.

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    meetinthemiddle  about 10 years ago

    The problem with moving Afghanistan from poppies to mining is that you have a bunch of independent farmers who have at least some chance of making money who would become hourly workers making somebody else rich.

    True, you may have more hourly workers employed than before, but it’s hard to see the incentive for a guy who can own his own farm and turn a good profit.

    Plus, there really is no reason why they won’t pursue mining and poppies.

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