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Nah, arming the Mujahedeen worked out wonderfully. They created an insular, semi-stable, armed to the teeth spoiler state right in the middle between Russia, China, Iran, and India. What's not to like?

And it's not like it cost anything in particular until Baby Bush went and put them on the shit list for silly sentimental reasons.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 05:39:02 PM EST
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Say what you will about Obama, but the "Don't do stupid shit" approach -- flawed though they are at adhering to it -- seems to me to work a lot better than the "grand" strategies every dipstick who's held the office in recent history has tried.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Thu Feb 12th, 2015 at 05:47:31 PM EST
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