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GUEST,Tony BS: Afghanistan (149* d) RE: BS: Afghanistan 20 Sep 12

Jack, I don't know whether they had universal health care, but there were certainly some socialist aspects to the pre-1980 Afghan regime. I'm sure Joe McCarthy would have preferred your "communist dictatorship" over my "Soviet-friendly" to describe a government not run by the same collective that controls our lives. But the relevant question is whether the Afghan people would have preferred the present situation, and the history since 1980, to the regime that was in place before Zbigniew Brzezinski stepped in. And I wasn't using "progressive" to mean that they had freedom, in the Bain Capital sense, but rather to refer to Lighter's "moderate interpretations of Islam."

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