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Old 09-22-2021, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: Stop Blaming Biden for Afghanistan. He's Cleaning Up Trump's Mess

Originally Posted by Constant_Slothrop View Post
We’ve spent billions of dollars over the last 20 years trying to turn Afghanistan into a stable democracy. At some point you need to acknowledge that it won’t happen.
And in the early 1960's, it was debatable whether Germany or Japan would become stable democracies. Unfortunately, nation building takes a long term concerted effort that was never even contemplated in either Afghanistan or Iraq. A massive failure of leadership from both sides of the aisle.

If we weren't going to make the commitment, we should have just bombed them back to the stone age and left.
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