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Who’s In Charge?

The CBS site is carrying this story: Secret Report Urges New Afghanistan Policy

(The Politico) The Pentagon’s top military officers are recommending to President Barack Obama that he shift U.S. strategy in Afghanistan – to focus on ensuring regional stability and eliminating Taliban and al Qaeda safe havens in Pakistan, rather than on achieving lasting democracy and a thriving Afghan economy, officials said.

This is a brain-dead attempt to undercut the new administration if it is true. This will result in some very nasty blow-back in Pakistan and endanger the security of their nuclear arsenal. We will probably lose the land link to Afghanistan in the near future. There will be a coup and riots in Pakistan. International support for the Afghan mission will be lost and we won’t have gained a thing, while al Qaeda will have two countries and possibly nuclear weapons with which to threaten the world.

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February 3, 2009   Comments Off on Who’s In Charge?

Wisdom

On the economy:

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
Albert Einstein

On the new RNC chairman:

“It is much better to remain silent and let everybody think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
Abraham Lincoln [restating Proverbs 17:28]

On the GOP in the House and Senate:

“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.”
John Stuart Mill

February 3, 2009   2 Comments