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  • 1. What do we want? How do we get it?[First!]Kudos to the Navy SEALs and the President for authorising the operation. (Didntthe SEALs capture Somali Pirates? Didnt the President authorise thatoperation?) Nice thing about a Democrat. The Democrat can do what aRepublican cant do. Actually do something about something without beingcriticised by the Democrats.Again, Hooray for the SEALs!SlimActions speak louder than words. US/Pakistan alliance affirmed! "WhateverCongressmen have to say when the cameras are rolling isnt worth listening to"The Quotations of Slim Fairview.Now on to Afghanistan.What do we want? How do we get it?The issue of Afghanistan references my comments on the world relying on theZero Sum Game approach to future planning.It is easy to ask, "What do the Afghan people want?" However, different people inAfghanistan may have different agendas and goals. It is not sufficient to say,"What do we want, when do we want it?" The real issue is "What do we want,how are we going to get it?" Then you must add, "What do we have to give to getit?" Other Afghans have goals. Some are mutually exclusive. The Win-Winplatitude is great. However, for both sides to get something, each side must giveup something.The question also relies on issues I’ve raised in my monograph, “The ImpendingFailure of Western Diplomacy in the Middle East.Essential reading:http://www.slideshare.net/slimfairview/the-impendi...And a viewing of my SlideShare ppt. presentationThe Future of the G 20 in Good Times and Badhttp://www.slideshare.net/slimfairview/the-g-20-in...
  • 2. Old Chinese Saying--A white horse is not a horse.Chinese Wisdom: In the West, when you want privacy, you go into a lock room.In the East, when we want privacy, we go into an open field.Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. SantayanaThose who never learned history are doomed—period. Slim FairviewFrom: The Quotations of Slim Fairview © 2011 Slim FairviewWarmest regards,SlimMail: slimfairview@yahoo.comCopyright © 2011 Slim Fairview