Sunday, February 03, 2008

Heckuva Job, Bu$hCo

Talk about taking your eye off the ball.
Islamic insurgents are expanding their numbers and reach in Afghanistan and Pakistan, spreading violence and disarray over a vast cross-border zone where al Qaida has rebuilt the sanctuary it lost when the United States invaded Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.
"Make no mistake, NATO is not winning in Afghanistan," warned an Atlantic Council of the United States report last week. The report was directed by retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, the former top NATO commander. "What is happening in Afghanistan and beyond its borders can have even greater strategic long-term consequences than the struggle in Iraq."
"The Taliban in Afghanistan now control more of the country than at any time since 2001, and their confederates in the tribal areas of Pakistan are expanding their operations almost day by day. While our attention has been diverted by Iraq, we've overlooked a potentially far more serious threat to the security of all Americans," Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joseph Biden, D-Del., told McClatchy.

My emphasis. How come there are no questions concerning this from the press? How come nobody is asking the candidates about this? I guess it's not as interesting as, well, you know what I mean. Feeling safer yet?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is an idea I borrowed from somewhere - Presidential candidates should be evaluated in the traditional horizontal left to right, liberal to conservative or any other philisophical labels.

In addition they should be evaluated vertically on an economic scale running from king to serf, rich to poor etc. to determine the economic interests the candidate is most likely to favor if elected.

This analysis should quickly make clear which candidate best represents my interests.