RNS Quote of the Day: 09/23/09

You knew it and I knew it.

That the left’s caterwalling about the need to “get serious” about Afghanistan was just a pose.

Escalation is a bad idea. The Democrats backed themselves into defending the idea of Afghanistan being The Good War because they felt they needed to prove their macho bonafides they called for withdrawal from Iraq. Nobody asked too many questions sat the time, including me. But none of us should forget that it was a political strategy, not a serious foreign policy.

There have been many campaign promises “adjusted” since the election. There is no reason that the administration should feel any more bound to what they said about this than all the other committments [sic] it has blithely turned aside in the interest of “pragmatism.”

Digby of Hullaballoo

They’re feeling let down over the multiple broken promises from President Obama and now want one he made to win the hawks over broken, no matter the human cost.

Just like in Iraq, the left doesn’t care about the day to day lives of brown people so long as the Democrats get their domestic social agenda passed.

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2 Responses to RNS Quote of the Day: 09/23/09

  1. Rivrdog says:

    Let’s not forget that when we first sent troops to the ‘Stan about 7 years ago, we sent ONE DIVISION, the Tenth Mountain. With NO restrictions on engaging the enemy, and with the help of air power (B52s, A10s), the swept the Taliban out of the ‘Stan in a few months.

    Now we have what, six or eight divisions there, and GEN McChrystal is calling for another three or four?

    The General has been saddled with Rules of Engagement so strong that his men are useless. We can’t shoot at anyone unless they are ALL out in the open, away from any habitation, and have shot at us first. Our boys have been told that they must try to capture the enemy and “arrest” them, not just shoot to kill.

    It’s a lost cause. With these ROEs, we couldn’t win a sorority pillowfight, let alone beat dedicated nationalist insurgents in difficult terrain.

    We need to inform the world that our Fearless Leader emasculated the troops, and then we need to start calling for withdrawal.

    Let’s see, wars in my lifetime:
    1. WW2 – Win
    2. Korea – stalemate
    3. Vietnam – lost
    4. Cold War – Win
    5. Desert Storm – win
    6. Iraq – win
    7. Afghanistan – loss

    Which party won those wars? Out of seven wars, the (D)onks have won one, WW2, and lost 2, stalemated one. The GOP won 3, lost none.

    Quod Erat Demonstratum.

  2. DirtCrashr says:

    I’m already hearing Lefties use the “unpopular war” complete with bogus statistics meme.

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