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Should the US help the Afghan bank?

By Jodi Westrick  |  September 3, 2010; 12:30 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Not one more dime for these lousy, flea-ridden thieves. Get out now and let them all kill one another. If al queda comes back, nuke 'em.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | September 3, 2010 9:30 AM

Someone needs to note, just as with the bank bailouts, the *overwhelming* majority of voters were and are opposed. Likewise, 84% of voters want free trade ENDED and tariffs imposed to stave Chinese and Indian goods and services out of this country, to rebuild American jobs behind tariff walls.

If you expect Washington to listen, though, you are just plain nuts. They wont. The sad truth is, not of our elected or appointed officials, none of our institutions represent us any more. They serve masters other than the American people. Ask yourself, what good is a government that will not listen to, do the will of it's own citizens? Not much!

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 3, 2010 11:27 AM

If Pres Karzai and his brother can't live off the millions they siphon out of the billions we send there already TOO BAD, they can go belly-up to someone elses trough.

Posted by: jmfromdc | September 3, 2010 11:58 AM

There has been enough money shipped out of Afghanistan, to satisfy any bank.If the world bank wants to throw money in their banking system its up to them,this will only leave a larger pot for the currupt officials to remove, and the Taliban to collect once western forces have exited the area

Posted by: judyterry | September 5, 2010 5:55 AM

On which side your sentiment lies is insignificant in that we are broke here on the homeland and America is dying. We can't afford anything anywhere! We're broke! We can't afford re-building, bailouts, wars or anything. It's over. We just haven't kicked out the big spenders yet.

Posted by: WITCHBAND | September 5, 2010 2:11 PM

I kind of agree with Witchband, but would say that as long as we've got as much skin in the Afghan game as we do - soldiers getting killed at the rate of several a week - money to bail out a bank isn't unreasonable.

Of course, we really should rethink why we're spending anything on Afghanistan. But that's unlikely to happen.

Posted by: TexLex | September 5, 2010 6:18 PM

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