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I don't even have a problem with assisting the Mujahedin resist the Soviet Invasion - it was all the other aspects of the "Reagan" doctrine - e.g. intervention in Guatemala which directly undermined democratic Governments which were much more objectionable.  As usual the wrong allies were chosen, and no effort was made to build friendships and rebuild infrastructure after the war.  If you simply use people for your larger strategic objectives, don't be surprised if they subsequently turn on you.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 15th, 2008 at 06:41:05 AM EST
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