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I think it likely results in scoring political points for the moment at a cost of further destabilization in the long run, which is, I think, what you were getting at with mention of the culture of martyrdom.  It's dangerous.

Now, granted, I'm thankful to not have Hamid Karzai's job.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Dec 27th, 2007 at 11:19:19 AM EST
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