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Old 07-01-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Allegations that Afghan officials and foreign contractors are stealing much of the country’s foreign aid has compelled a House committee to vote down a request for $4 billion in US aid. But Gen. David Petraeus says the money is needed for the counterinsurgency strategy against the Taliban and for quick development of the country.

Would you withhold $4 billion in aid to Afghanistan? - CSMonitor.com
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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Yup, I would rather fund programs here, then give it to the Taliban wannabe's and Halliburton.
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Old 07-01-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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House war funding bill clears key hurdle
The Associated Press: House war funding bill clears key hurdle

Aren't we about to grant an additional 33 billion in emergency war funding on top of what we have already alloted to Afghanistan? 4 billion is about the same amount as the Carlyle Group charges for 34 cafe' late's in their break room.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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General Proctologist will say anything to keep his war going.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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A big YES..use that instead for Americans out of work.
If they are intent on spending it then at least spend it on us before we go bankrupt.
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Allegations that Afghan officials and foreign contractors are stealing much of the country’s foreign aid has compelled a House committee to vote down a request for $4 billion in US aid. But Gen. David Petraeus says the money is needed for the counterinsurgency strategy against the Taliban and for quick development of the country.

Would you withhold $4 billion in aid to Afghanistan? - CSMonitor.com
Make them cut somewhere else to pay for it. I want to see how well the Republicans like it when their programs get the ax to pay for their wars.
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