Sunday, July 4, 2010

Meanwhile, over there...

The Afghanistan Paradox: When the War's Defenders Make the Case for Why We Should Stay, They End Up Making the Case for Why We Should Go
... It's a curious thing about Afghanistan: every time a politician makes a case for why we need to stay, he or she ends up making the case for why we should leave.
Afghanistan's govt is corrupt, criminals control the opium trade, the Taliban is making a comeback... all reasons we should stay.

Recall: the putative reason for invading Afghanistan in the first place - with far too few troops (thanks, Rummy!) - was to get bin Laden & quash al Qaeda.
Okay - we failed.

So... why are we still there?
Who the hell signed up for that?????

Stop the madness.

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