Daily Archives: June 28, 2010
“We’ve been in Afghanistan for nearly a decade already. It’s one of the most corrupt places on the planet and the epicenter of global opium production. Our ostensible ally, President Hamid Karzai, is convinced that the U.S. cannot prevail in the war and is in hot pursuit of his own deal with the enemy Taliban. The American public gave up on the war long ago, and it is not at all clear that President Obama’s heart is really in it.
For us to even consider several more years of fighting and dying in Afghanistan — at a cost of heaven knows how many more billions of American taxpayer dollars — is demented. “
– Bob Herbert in the NY Times.
“Demented” is the operative word here. There is no way out. It costs us more every day. It kills our servicemen. It supports a corrupt system. And it has become Obama’s property.
What will the American People do to turn this around? Probably nothing.
First elected to the House in 1952 and the Senate six years later, the fiery West Virginia Democrat known for his oratory