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Monday, October 19, 2009

"not how much troops you have, but whether in fact there's an Afghan partner."

From the article that I read, basically the White House is saying the election in Afghanistan was fraudulent and therefore does not want to send any more troop until they are legitimate.

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said on CNN that President Barack Obama wouldn't make a decision on his military commanders' request for as many as 80,000 additional American troops in Afghanistan until the administration is convinced that the country has a credible central government.

"There's not a security force, an army, the type of services that are important for the Afghans to become true partners," Emanuel said. "It would be reckless to make a decision on U.S. troop level if, in fact, you haven't done a thorough analysis of whether, in fact, there's an Afghan partner ready to fill that space that the U.S. troops would create and become a true partner in governing."

To me this sounds like the administration wants to do to Afghanistan what they did to the car companies and banks. Is our administration doing a hostile takeover of a foreign country?

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