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Jobs for Afghans powerpoint presentation for congress members

From: Susan S.
Sent on: Sunday, March 15, 2009 12:30 AM
this can also be downloaded from the top of http://jobsforafg...­

please forward these attachments to your congress members.  Peaceful solution to Afghanistan. 

first slides:

The Jobs for Afghans Solution for Winning the War in Afghanistan

���The problem with US policy in is that it has been a man trying to walk on one leg. The military side must complement the economic side, and the latter has been completely missing.���  - Ralph Lopez, Founder, Jobs for Afghans
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Coming Up:
Congress must pass an Afghan "Emergency Works" program before the Spring offensive

 Large-scale hiring for infrastructure trench-line project
    Military focus on protecting work crews, not chasing Taliban
    The Goal is to provide breathing space for the informal economy to develop, build goodwill, and exit soon.
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Joe Biden said in Brussels on March 11, 2009 : "Roughly 70 percent [of Taliban] are involved because of the money, because they are getting paid."  Biden said this 70 percent of Taliban may be persuaded to lay down arms. 
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There is still no concrete proposal from the  Obama administration to address this driver of the war: 40 percent unemployment.  Taliban is employer of last resort, pays good wage by country standards ($8 per day.)

SEE WHOLE SLIDE SHOW!! http://jobsforafg...­


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