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Old 10-21-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The D-M-V area
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Insurgents in Afghanistan are using heroin as a tactical weapon against US forces, hoping to emulate the drug problems that plagued US troops in Vietnam and Soviet troops in Afghanistan in the 1980s, says a new investigative report.
Report: Taliban trying to turn US troops into heroin addicts | Raw Story (http://rawstory.com/2009/10/taliban-heroin-tactic-weapon/ - broken link)

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This is one of the main things that undermined our troops in Vietnam and it's happening all over again.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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a little smack does the body good..
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Black tar is a cure all.

I've got an idea....why not just bring the troops home?
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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Black tar is a cure all.

I've got an idea....why not just bring the troops home?
that would certainly solve that problem!
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Hamid Karzai's brother is the biggest Opium Dealer in the World and he is on "our side"
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Black tar is a cure all.

I've got an idea....why not just bring the troops home?
Obama apologists believe Afghanistan is the righteous and noble war. Well, as long as our leader says it is anyway (or until a Republican is in office, whichever comes first)
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:56 PM
 
Location: southern california
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vietnam with sand.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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We wouldn't be there if someone hadn't left.
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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Obama called this "the necessary war", while not believing an ounce of that. He just used it as a campaign talking point.

Unfortunately by doing so he painted himself in a corner and now that he's president he has to either:

1) go against his own premise that this is a necessary war and retreat, thus looking like a coward

or

2) stay and fight a war you know in your heart feel is wrong but forced yourself to support cause it was a cheap political point you could score on the campaign trail
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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i think now is the time to pull out the woody allen quote again:

More than any other time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
-Woody Allen
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