Dam and other Afghan projects being scaled back as U.S. picks up pace of withdrawal
There are 1 comment on the The Washington Post story from Mar 4, 2013, titled Dam and other Afghan projects being scaled back as U.S. picks up pace of withdrawal. In it, The Washington Post reports that:When U.S. Marines surged into southern Afghanistan in 2010, one of their top priorities was to secure a towering dam on the Helmand River so the U.S. Agency for International Development could begin a construction project to provide much-needed electricity to Kandahar, the country's second-largest city.
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#1 Mar 4, 2013
I don't want another tax dollar going over there to help people who detest us.
And I don't think Afghans are capable of building or maintaining anything we have done over there.
So why should we add to our debt to pay for their dam when we know they are so damned corrupt that we could just as well set the money on fire for all the good it will do.
Our government is just too naive to understand the workings of the mideastern people. They make corruption a thing to be proud of. It is a big deal to see who can swindle the most out of people without giving up anything. They want our money and our blood spilled, but they don't want anyone of them hurt. You can't fight a war when the bad guys live around and with the good guys. We should have learned that lesson in vietnam. But our government is brain dead on some things.
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