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The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to have its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.

-- Sir William Francis Butler

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Who should be responsible for shaping a new government in Afghanistan?

Northern Alliance6 %6 %6 % 6.98 % (6)
Afghani citizens66 %66 %66 % 66.28 % (57)
United States6 %6 %6 % 6.98 % (6)
United Nations12 %12 %12 % 12.79 % (11)
Other multinational group3 %3 %3 % 3.49 % (3)
Pakistan1 %1 %1 % 1.16 % (1)
Not Listed1 %1 %1 % 1.16 % (1)
I have no opinion1 %1 %1 % 1.16 % (1)

Total votes: 86
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Re: Who should be responsible for shaping a new government i
by Anonymous
on Nov 21, 2001

This is an opportunity for the UN to prove to the world that it can do something, as long as they don't botch it. With the Islamic countries clamoring for the UN, let them have it. I think the US should lend transportation support, as SecDef said, then get out as soon as the Taliban are neutralized.


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