Progress in Afghanistan is stymied by government corruption

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 19, 2012 6:46 a.m.

    Vice President Biden is correct, whe have given and are giving Afganistan a shot at being a free country (free of being under the thumb of the Taliban). Now we are leaving in 2014 period, (if President Obama is re-elected). Afganistan may succeed or they may fail, it is really up to them, but we are leaving.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 7:27 p.m.

    So, how is Afghanistan much different than our own capitol? Corruption there has kept us from making much real progress, too. And that will continue until Citizens United has been overturned, term limits are in place, and campaign finance reform with real teeth has been enacted.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Oct. 18, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    Gee, what a surprise.

    A region that has been defined by violence and corruption and in-tribe fighting isn't a peaceful Democracy just because America asked them to "play nice?"

    Did we learn nothing from the British who occupied this region? The Russians?

    Apparently not!

    We got what we wanted and that was Osama. Lets leave Afghanistan like TODAY. IF they cannot stand on their own 2 feet then let them fall. Daddy American can't constantly fund other countries. I'm tired of making millionaires of corrupt punk Arab leaders with my tax money. Keep American money here!