Re: Aid for Afghanistan

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Thu Jan 03 2002 - 08:46:01 MST

From: Samantha Atkins <>

>>"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
>> What seems to be difficult for you to understand is that the
>> Taliban and Al Quaida have engaged in a long chain of unwise
>> behavior in the past which has led to their impoverished and
>> ignorant present state. They made some very bad
>> decisions and are now paying the price for it.

>Large parts of that chain predate Al Qaeda and the Taliban and
>many of them include ourselves as causative agents. Is that
>difficult for you to understand or admit?

Large parts of the chain pre-date the existence of the United
States since tribes in the area now known as Afghanistan have been
fighting for hundreds if not thousands of years.

We became involved in Afghanistan when the Soviets invaded, and it
was good we did.


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