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From Warrens own website, under foreign policy (Afghanistan)

Ending U.S. military operations doesn't mean we are abandoning Afghanistan. Redirecting just a small fraction of what we currently spend on military operations toward economic development, education, and infrastructure projects would be a better, more sustainable investment in Afghanistan's future than our current state of endless war.

So she's got this money tree, that has no seasons. And wants to spend OUR money to rebuild Afghanistan's infrastructure.
 
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I'm cool with cutting back military operations, and using a small fraction on the money we save from that to help these countries that we have had a part in destroying for years.

Just when I didn't think I could like her more.........thanks
 
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Not sure I agree or disagree with this specific policy for this specific country, but this kind of strategy is becoming more prominent on the global stage. This is the same kind of philosophy as China's Belt and Road Initiative where they're going to invest heavily in the infrastructure of 150+ other countries in order to gain influence.

Again, not sure THIS specific policy is good or bad. But I'm not going to immediately dismiss it.
 
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Not sure I agree or disagree with this specific policy for this specific country, but this kind of strategy is becoming more prominent on the global stage. This is the same kind of philosophy as China's Belt and Road Initiative where they're going to invest heavily in the infrastructure of 150+ other countries in order to gain influence.

Again, not sure THIS specific policy is good or bad. But I'm not going to immediately dismiss it.
I supported going into Afghanistan to get Bin Laden. But that was it. I can't support paying for all this crap over there. Where's all the money gonna come from? The Fed, again?
Someone needs to build a wall around this supposed money tree they have in DC.

If China and Russia wanna rebuild the rest of the world, let them spend the money to do it. This ain't even our side of the world.
 
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I supported going into Afghanistan to get Bin Laden. But that was it. I can't support paying for all this crap over there. Where's all the money gonna come from? The Fed, again?
Someone needs to build a wall around this supposed money tree they have in DC.

If China and Russia wanna rebuild the rest of the world, let them spend the money to do it. This ain't even our side of the world.
Are you familiar with the China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the potential advantages it gives them?
 
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From Warrens own website, under foreign policy (Afghanistan)

Ending U.S. military operations doesn't mean we are abandoning Afghanistan. Redirecting just a small fraction of what we currently spend on military operations toward economic development, education, and infrastructure projects would be a better, more sustainable investment in Afghanistan's future than our current state of endless war.

So she's got this money tree, that has no seasons. And wants to spend OUR money to rebuild Afghanistan's infrastructure.
Yes, because she's intelligent and thinks things through. I know its hard for the black and white types to get it. First of all, its money we already spend on military. Second, if Afghanistan wasn't such a shithole, with poor infrastructure, education, etc, the Taliban would not have rose to power, terrorist wouldnt' have a safe haven, people wouldn't be so ignorant to basically allow reversion back to stone age mentality. In fact, had the US invested in Afghanistan after we used them to mess with Russia and just abandoned them and left their country in ruins, war with AFghanistan today may have been avoided and Afghanistan wouldn't be this oppressive place.

Afghanistan in ther 60s and 70s was nothing like the muslim extremist country we see today. That's what lack of education and poverty gets you. Kind of like the right is trying to do in this country by attacking education and basically becoming the Taliban themselves
 
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Not sure I agree or disagree with this specific policy for this specific country, but this kind of strategy is becoming more prominent on the global stage. This is the same kind of philosophy as China's Belt and Road Initiative where they're going to invest heavily in the infrastructure of 150+ other countries in order to gain influence.

Again, not sure THIS specific policy is good or bad. But I'm not going to immediately dismiss it.
Same thing with Iran. Remove sanctions, the economy improves, people are happier and they don't turn to crime, are angered, and easily recruited to be extremists or terrorists. MOderates won a ton of elections in Iran after that. Now Trump emboldens teh extermists once again.

Same thing with Israel-Palestine. Thinking continual violence is going to change things, instead of maybe work to improve conditions for Palestinians so they wont' feel desperate and lash out at Israel.

Same reason why improving things int his country, decreasing poverty, homelessness, etc will lead to less crimes. Desperate people will do desperate things. This is why so many youths get recruited to gangs, they have nothing else. No other options.
 

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Are you familiar with the China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the potential advantages it gives them?
Yeah, but they aren't accomplishing it by going into other countries with guns ablazing. Do you think that might be a reason that they are succeeding in those parts of the world?
 
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Yeah, but they aren't accomplishing it by going into other countries with guns ablazing. Do you think that might be a reason that they are succeeding in those parts of the world?
Definitely I see Japan as similar. They couldnt' have a miltary after WWII, so they spent their money not wasting it on weapons of war, but on their people. ANd they had a booming technological economy thanks to that.
 
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From Warrens own website, under foreign policy (Afghanistan)

Ending U.S. military operations doesn't mean we are abandoning Afghanistan. Redirecting just a small fraction of what we currently spend on military operations toward economic development, education, and infrastructure projects would be a better, more sustainable investment in Afghanistan's future than our current state of endless war.

So she's got this money tree, that has no seasons. And wants to spend OUR money to rebuild Afghanistan's infrastructure.
Are you working for Trump? Because as often as Trump has been called the "GREAT DIVIDER"---you took the cake and the No. 1 page from his playbook.
The only reason you post anything is so you can carp, moan, bleat, and call attention to those you disagree with--and that encompasses most of the world.

What we know about Trump and his followers:
+They gotta be cruel to be kind--whatever that means.
+They exploit others and lie.
+They USE every political opportunity to dissect others.
+They distrust large groups of people.
+They appeal to white racial resentment--the angry white man.
+They do not accept responsibility for their own actions OR Trumps.
+They loath education.
+They detest social programs.

So, along comes someone with brains, ability, trust, caring, open, honest---someone who genuinely LIKES PEOPLE of all sorts---someone who wants every SINGLE American to have healthcare and naturally YOU feel compelled to repeatedly SLAM her.

We are extremely blessed to have Warren as an advocate--whether she wins the WH or not. But if she did win.....
Imagine? No sordid porn stars, blackmail schemes, nude first ladies, uncharitable charities--no mob family, no Putin/Kimmie/Prince---no Rudy Guiliani--no Manaforts or Cohens--no mocking of the disabled--no name-calling--no lock-her-up and 2000 tweets a day.........all gone.

Just a nice, normal lady. In the White House.
A wife. A mother. A grandmother. A dog-lover. A professor. An experienced lawmaker.
 
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