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Old 10-28-2009, 11:04 PM
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Some experts on the region believe a U.S. program to pay Taliban fighters to quit the organization is buying temporary loyalty.

President Obama on Wednesday signed a $680 billion defense appropriations bill, which will pay for military operations in the 2010 fiscal year. The bill includes a Taliban reintegration provision under the Commander's Emergency Response Program, which is now receiving $1.3 billion. CERP funding also is intended for humanitarian relief and reconstruction projects at commanders' discretion.
Interesting idea...
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:44 AM
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Religion trumps money.

However, if they paid me that much money, I would be willing to become a Democrat. Ironically, if I were willing to accept that money, I would be a Democrat by default.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:42 AM
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Interesting idea...
What do you guys think?
Do you think it will work?
It won't be the first time the US has used money to "buy" our enemies... probably won't be the last...

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Religion trumps money.
Nothing trumps money bro.......



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Old 10-29-2009, 04:27 AM
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Pay one half to whipe of the other half this way we only have one half to deal with in 6 months.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:54 AM
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Sounds like rewarding bad behaviour. All you parents know how that works out.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:29 AM
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We've been doing this over there since the beginning of this particular war. The first soldiers to go in were special ops and they had a huge amt of money they took to do this very thing. A lot of the Taliban fighters are actually pressed into service against their will because if they didn't fight for them the Taliban would kill their family. If you give them money, they can get their families to safety and fight on our side giving us great intel while they are at it. I leaarned this from a book I've been reading called Horse Soldiers http://www.amazon.com/Horse-Soldiers...6815704&sr=8-2.


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