Thursday, January 28, 2010

"If you can't beat 'em, bribe 'em" seems to be modus operandi of our strategy in Afghanistan and Iraq. It was applied first with partial success using the so-called Sunni Awakening by Mr. Bush and now is being applied by Obama to Afghanistan...   From here: The leaders of one of the largest Pashtun tribes in a Taliban stronghold said Wednesday that they had agreed to support the American-backed government... In exchange for their support, American commanders agreed to channel $1 million in development projects directly to the tribal leaders and bypass the local Afghan government.
Now I know where some of our tax dollars go and why Obama did not include cutting defense in his so-called three year freeze on budget.

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