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Obama to Hire Taliban Fighters!

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posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:50 AM
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Obama to Hire Taliban Fighters!


www.democraticunderground.com

The Obama administration is considering outbidding the Taliban to persuade Afghan villagers to lay down arms as it struggles to find a new approach to a war that is fast losing public and congressional support.

Despite five war councils in two weeks, President Barack Obama has so far failed to come up with a strategy for the conflict that may define his presidency. Fierce infighting continues between his own generals and advisers.

Obama has been handed three options by General Stanley McChrystal, commander of the US forces in Afghanistan. These range from 20,000 to 60,000 more troops, wh
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posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:50 AM
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Does anyone else think this is a stupid idea....I for one served in the US Army in GTMO and Iraq raiding houses and capturing these guys as well as guarding them...they are not to be trusted....after we found some innocent....three months later we would capture out on the field again....this is a stupid move

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posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 01:58 AM
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"Paying Taliban foot-soldiers to switch sides could spare US lives and save money, say its advocates. A recent report by the Senate foreign relations committee estimated the Taliban fighting strength at 15,000, of whom only 5% are committed idealogues while 70% fight for money — the so-called $10-a-day Taliban. Doubling this to win them over would cost just $300,000 a day, compared with the $165m a day the United States is spending fighting the war"

And saying that out of all taliban fighters killing our soldiers that only 5% are true taliban followers and fighters....BS i say



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 02:37 AM
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If you can't beat them,bribe them you can't get anymore American then that.The Administration must be under some intense pressure from big oil and other interests to get that pipeline through.



posted on Oct, 30 2009 @ 02:40 AM
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Here's the forth option.
GO BACK HOME. And stay there. Let the god damn rest of the planet impload while we:
grow wheat, corn, rye, oats, and all the rest of the REAL foods
grow cotton and rebuild the cotton mills
build advanced technologies like microprocessors and robotics using American programmers and engineers
use the BILLIONS of tons of US coal using clean scrubber technologies
Drill our own oil in the US and Alaska and Off shore
use only 1/3rd of what we use today by investing in a real public transportation system and building real 50MPG cars for $2000 like TATA in india. Who cares if it breaks, buy 4 spares!
Take college courses over the internet and slash the cost of tuition

That's your 4th option Mr. Nobel Peace Prize, President of Kenya.



[edit on 30-10-2009 by Fire Starter]




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