We're just now paying the price for Carter's boy teaching the ruskies a lesson in Afganistan. I'm sure we will learn nothing from it.
Carter did little. Reagan ramped it up. If we had it to do all over again, I would not hesitate. Would you?
From what I've read it was Carter's boy Zegbrinsky(?) who started the plan to encourage the islamic fundamentalists to stir the pot in Afganistan, leading to 20 years of warfare there with the outcome being Taliban rule. So yes, given the choice I would mind my own business and let the Afganis/Russians settle their own problems. Might be 3,000 Americans and a couple buildings still around.
I'm not much of a proponent of the Grand Chessboard view of the world
posted on 06/30/2002 2:28:10 PM PDT
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