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without their achieving anything of note other than some benefits for their private corporations
The US Geological Survey prompted widespread cheer in Kabul with the release of a report on Monday stating that Afghanistan is home to $1 trillion (£680bn) in mineral wealth. But Afghan and international leaders should be cautious. This discovery is a double-edged sword. The mineral reserves may pave the path to a better future, but they may also lead to even more endemic conflict.
Originally posted by ThePeopleParty
So no one in america or europe is profiting from this war on terror? I know its costing the public but what about the arms dealers and cotractors.
Originally posted by john1287
reply to post by Caji316
osama is not going to win not now not ever i dont even have to read this crap to no you are rong so good luck with your fairytails
Originally posted by Sinnthia
Unfortunately, the moment I heard the news this is kind of the first thing I thought of. How many lives did we waste and how many dollars did we waste in order to avenge 9/11? Did it even out? I remembered early on that the stated goal was not to blow up or attack the US but to bleed it dry. I had a hard time getting too excited.
Originally posted by tooo many pills
That was 2004 and our national debt was $7 trillion, now it is on the verge of $15 trillion dollars, and we so close to the debt ceiling we can touch it with our noses. We are on the verge of bankruptcy.
I actually agree with the spirit of your post, but this is a bit misleading