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WASHINGTON – As the war in Afghanistan faces a loss of public and congressional support and U.S. casualties rise sharply, the Obama administration is painting its goals for the war as humble and achievable while warning there is no quick fix.

"Nobody thinks that Afghanistan is going to be a model Jeffersonian democracy," President Barack Obama said in a television interview that aired Sunday.

"What we're looking to do is difficult — very difficult — but it's a fairly modest goal, which is: Don't allow terrorists to operate from this region. Don't allow them to create big training camps and to plan attacks against the U.S. homeland with impunity," Obama said in an interview broadcast by CBS' "Sunday Morning."

more here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100801/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_us_afghanistan

so he said what i've been saying for 2 years, finally, he said it (i thought the same when bush was president). we are in afghanistan simply so we don't have to secure US borders. he admitting it - absolutely AMAZING that this is now our official justification for being in afghanistan.

so question is, how long will we be in this new role? long enough to set up a saddam like dictator?

it isn't going to become a democracy, we can't export america or american values to dusty afghanistan? anyone surprised?

by the way, i read this morning that Iraq is now leading the world in executions.

Life..... Nobody gets out alive.

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