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February 1st, 2010
05:39 AM ET

Peace for Sale in Afghanistan

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  1. deepwater don

    30,000 troops surge to Afghanistan,1 million dollars per troop per year, and now someone wants to pay Taliban to stop fighting us on their own homeland! hat's wrong with this picture? What's wrong with America that we have sunk to this level?

    February 1, 2010 at 7:03 am |
  2. John Tyler Pennsylvania

    Paying for peace is nothing new for our government. Our policy in the past was to payoff dictators that had absolute control over their people and government. When you have financial control of the dictator as we did in Central America 25 – 30 years ago that country becomes your ally especially when overlook human rights lost to keep control. So paying off of the Taliban will accomplish the same results. We'll just have to turn a blind eye to the way they will treat their own people. They are a group of tribal rebels that want control and that control is for sale to the US Government.

    February 1, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  3. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    To pay for peace is wrong! How many of these Taliban will infiltrate the government and blow people up with either a suicide bomb or car bomb? I personally would not trust any Taliban that wants to kill Americans and kick us out of Afghanistan! They want strict sharia law because it is written in the Koran and if you want to be a true Muslim you must follow all their laws including the punishment for them which is not Christlike!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  4. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    Remember the interperator who just killed 2 americam servicemen?

    February 1, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  5. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Desperation to pay blackmail to our enemy's is not a good sign that we have a grip on winning this war our leaders in Washington needs to come up with a better plan giving blackmail money out will create more blackmailer's .

    February 1, 2010 at 10:25 am |
  6. Scott Stodden

    Im sorry but Im not sure if I agree with anybody paying off the Taliban to leave Al-Qadia, I just think we need to blow up these terroists and rid the world of this evilness!

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    February 1, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  7. Jean

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    February 1, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  8. Jean

    Do not blame President Obama or hold him accountable if his Stimulus funding did not increase jobs. In good faith and in the interest of stimulating the economy by creating jobs, he granted them this funding.
    There is a condition (should be) for granting Stimulus funding and that should be solely for job-creation. Some of those who have received it have not done that. They are the deceivers. Instead, in order to save money, they have transferred other employees to perform those jobs. If they are not able to create new jobs, then, they should not be receiving this funding.
    I saw an excellent program on CNN over the weekend where the Stimulus funding helped a business and created approximately 100 jobs as stated by the owner of that business. This one has a happy ending.
    Let us speak and discuss them. Search them out. There is too much negativity about the Stimulus funding to make President Obama look as if the Stimulus funding did not help at all and did not create jobs. Those who receive it and pocket the money and do not create jobs are the ones to be blamed. They should not receive anymore funding. In fact, as the banks, they should return the money and what they have not utilized. They should also be requested to produce a report of what they have done with this money and how did it stimulate the economy, by creating jobs. These are the people to go after and who should be held account for the Stimulus money which they received.

    February 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  9. Angie

    The Afghanistan President conviced the countries and their leaders around the world to pay the Taliban.

    The idea was not an American idea.

    So stop blaming America as if we came up with the idea.

    But to go along and agree to buying loyalty, which has proven to fail many times before, is just nuts!

    February 1, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  10. Wojciech Moskal

    One of my friends is going to Afghanistan with a private sector(still government contractor). Our soldiers and people who actually were there and don't work for a media are much more accurate and better source of information.

    February 2, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  11. MR.AL

    Paying the Taliban to change sides? Thats like telling the Devil not to sin. These peolpe hate Americans. During 9/11 look at the distruction they caused. Do think paying them is going change anything?

    February 4, 2010 at 4:25 pm |