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The hills are alive

By Tom Toles

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By Tom Toles  | November 14, 2010; 12:00 AM ET
Categories:  Afghanistan, Obama White House  
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Well said, Dave. Can't argue with truth, but that is the scheme hopefully and not the end result. Is it past due?

Posted by: Tony-KS | November 14, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Just imagine how organized crime (just one of which is the Taliban) can commandeer another IRAN....
Posted by: Tony-KS

My Reply...
When it comes to organized crime and its ability to commandeer a nation, we have no room to complain. We have been commandeered by organized crime for years.
The government and the justice system are riddled with obligation to organizations that abuse the safety and the well being of this nation to their own profit.
Dave

Posted by: OckamsRazor | November 13, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

The March of Folly, Part 2...

Posted by: drlatham22 | November 13, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Afgan minerals are well-documented in other media:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2010/08/24/dougherty.afghan.mineral.wealth.cnn

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/19/world/europe/19russia.html?_r=1&th&emc=th

Now, the problem is, when wealth below the ground is found, criminals will find a way to hijack a country and use it to build more criminal tools as was done in IRAN. There, they now control oil wells and a large contract with China... which is itself morphing into rule by barons.

Just imagine how organized crime (just one of which is the Taliban) can commandeer another IRAN....

Posted by: Tony-KS | November 13, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse


Good cartoon. It illustrates the key question in our wars. Should we quit just because something is difficult?
Or should we win?
Posted by GaryEMasters

My Reply,
There is no win to it, only lose/lose.
A lot of people get killed and then when we get thrown out, everything goes back to the way it was just like it did in Vietnam.
We have a flat learning curve.
Dave

Posted by: OckamsRazor | November 13, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Good cartoon. It illustrates the key question in our wars. Should we quit just because something is difficult?

Or should we win?

Posted by: GaryEMasters | November 13, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse


Define "win."

Posted by: jhnnywalkr | November 13, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Good cartoon. It illustrates the key question in our wars. Should we quit just because something is difficult?

Or should we win?

Looks like an impossible number of hills in the picture. But is that reason to quit?

Now that is a question to let people decide.

Ifs so, then perhaps we should never start. Another good question.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | November 13, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Let's pull out of Afghanistan and let the Middle Eastern Liberals have it back. Then we sit back here and wait for the metro escalators to really get fixed once and for all.
Posted by: billybeer6

My Reply...
Sounds like a good Idea to me.
It is obvious that there is no effort to get rid of terrorists on our part and we are only creating hate and discontent in Afghanistan. It is all a sham with no real plan. We can use our air force to deal with terrorists when we need to protect our interests. We still have air superiority. On the ground, we are sitting ducks.
Dave

Posted by: OckamsRazor | November 13, 2010 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Let's pull out of Afghanistan and let the Middle Eastern Liberals have it back. Then we sit back here and wait for the metro escalators to really get fixed once and for all.

Posted by: billybeer6 | November 12, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

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