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1:7 صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّين re: أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ

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How to end the Afghan mission
By David Ignatius, Tuesday, March 13, 1:09 PM

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vanceod
9:10 PM GMT-0800
The how to is simple…the light at the end of the tunnel…if you can’t see it then turn around…pick up your bags and go home.
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cms1
8:46 PM GMT-0800
The term “now” in terms of getting out of a war involving hundreds of thousands of people and many nations does not contain the same meaning of “now” in any other endeavor.
The fact is America is actually NOW getting out of Afghanistan. At the present moment we have something like 100,000 troops there and by September we will have something like 66,000 and the President announced in 2009 that we would be out of there by 2014.
This is not a game. This is not something that one side can simply conclude is over and “now” is the time to pack up and go home. Immediately. Without consequence, because it’s “over”.
This must be done in a step by step way and yes, many more of our military people and many more civilians will die before “now” is achieved.
It is horrible. But that is what we got ourselves into and we must face the consequences of the horrific choices we have made.
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tidelandermdva
7:46 PM GMT-0800
Learning from Iraq: In the north, an ethnically different people have set up their own virtually state, which they will defend and in which we are welcome. We should replicate this with the Northern Alliance. Next to Iran, is a client state that takes direction from Iran and which can expect support from Iran. We should concede this in west Afghan. Finally we should encourage the natural alliance between the Afghan government, which is hostile to Pakistan, and India. The Pastun South not only is hardly part of Afghan, but the Pastun area of Pakistan is hardly part of Pakistan. Long ago we should have clued in Pakistan that we were going to leave and facilitate India as our replacement if Pakistan continued to support the war against US and our Afghan client.
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MarkThomason
7:05 PM GMT-0800
It is telling that you suddenly discover there is a Pashtun culture, that we should know and respect it, and that it does include a concept of how to make peace. You even give us the word for it. So where has all this been for the last ten years?

“it’s useful to consider the culture of our adversaries. The Pashtuns are good at starting wars, but they also have rituals for stopping them. The core idea is what the Pashtuns call “nanawatay,” ”
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===========NH:
xref: good conversation with you, Bob and Don re: “That’s how seriously who takes whose chain of command,” xref: “See you tomorrow,” “God willing, who hopes,” Also xref: not being permitted to say, “I’m tired,” but instead saying, “Thee do we open to and thy daily bread, thy daily fun, thy daily rest we do seek,” [Wheww hew.] [thnk/]
========NH//

It’s all my fault.

1:7 صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّين re: [thnk/]

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