mrfook (Dec 2 2009, 12:23 PM) said: > original post And that not including the thousands who come back completely fck'd up cos of what they've experienced out there. And the thousands who come back maimed.
Actually people who went there (most did voluntarily) perfcetly knew what to expect. It is not like Vietnaml when innocent folks from college found themselves in the middle of bloodbath. Most people who go to Afganistan are different tipe. Most have been in war already in fact.
Which still does not mean that having trops there makes any sence whatsoever. I am not sure anyone even knows what the objective is, to consider that war is over.
"Uruzgan is a shithole. Even the Afghans call it a shithole. It's dust, mud and shit...Dutch is an acronym for: Don't Understand The Concept Here. That's the accurate reflection of the Dutch approach of war. They are like high scool kids at school camp....The Taliban knows the difference between our uniforms. And they will go out to find the Dutch, because they know they will get results. The Dutch run away or will be reluctant to go out. So they like fighting the Dutch."
From one hand Dutch in international mission were always like college graduates on vacation. Srebrenica is a best exaple of it-I will soon come out with a short movie treatment on in.
From another hand have you met anyone who really understands the concept of NATO being in Afganistan. I sincerely don't (unless they are still catching Osama ben laden there) so if you can enlighten me, would be great.
Anyway good luck. Acher is a great guy by the way.
Stone, compromise and coalition was always a trademark and tool of PvdA. They aren't bolsheviks for a heavens sake, they are social democrats. Those on the left who could not or would not compomise usially went for SP.
So there is nothing wrong with an idea of Bos cooperating with CDA in the cabinet (I wonder how it seems from other side of spectre).
Another story is that the current policy is obviousely CDA dominated with PvdA playing the role of wiping boy every time something goes wrong, like recent bank crash for example.