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Until it is, until we are there in person to hand over the means of sustaining life, those who are will kick our butts with one tenth of a percent of our costs.
That, along with the fact that we come as aliens from space (speech-wise, and otherwise) is why we will never overcome Muslim fundamentalism until we represent America one-on-one.

Hamas provided the only services available in Palestine and when there was an election--surprise--they won overwhelmingly. Our immediate response was to cripple their democratically elected government (as we espoused democracy in the region), then back the loser and support the cutoff of their mandated funding.

This is the winter of the frozen Afghan family and the dying child, courtesy of American military and diplomatic stupidity. I am not only frustrated, but extremely angry that this international disaster is being perpetrated (there is no other word) in the name of my country.

In October of 1987, the nation focused in on Midland, Texas, and became captivated by the story of 18-month-old Jessica, who had fallen in a well. Thousands of journalists descended upon the region to tell the story of the girl in the well, and cameras were fixed on the scene when a dirt-soiled baby Jessica, after 58 hours, was pulled out of the well. The entire nation held its breath.

When you pull the covers of your children snugly up to their chins tonight and kiss their innocent little faces, give just the briefest of thoughts to the Afghan Jessicas, for whom no one is captivated.
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