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Finally, something we can really blame on Bush

Messiah wins Noble Peace Prize. Since the One has done absolutely nothing to merit any price at all, it’s safe to say that he has joined Teddy Roosevelt in the pantheon of Noble heros for something other than accomplishment. What could that be? He is not Bush, obviously. He will listen to Europeans, he will join the United Nations is affirming the right of Gaddafi to sit on the Human Rights Commission, he will wring his hands in helpless woe while regretting human rights abuses and, in short, he’s everything that the emasculated effete love and admire in a “world leader”. congratulations, fella.

By the way, is there any doubt what Obama will do in Afghanistan? Not in my mind. His generals have said we will lose there if we don’t bring in more troops. But Obama can’t do that without alienating his lefty nutbase, so he won’t. And if he pulls out all our troops, the ensuing collapse and chaos will be blamed on him and kill his chances of reelection. So he will do nothing, ensuring defeat and the needless death of more soldiers, while saying that he inherited the status quo from that evil Bush/Cheney.

Which is good enough for our Nobel Prize winner, if not his country.

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Depressing report from Afghanistan

Michael Yon is a freelance journalist who has spent years reporting on the wars in Iraq and now, Afghanistan. He has no axe to grind, is a fierce supporter of the military, and is no namby-pamby “war is awful so let’s not think about it” kind of guy. He’s in Afghanistan now, and says that we’re losing the war. Yon points out that we’ve switched from the 2001 mission of “let’s go over and whack the bastards who did this to us” to a nation-building enterprise, something that’s never been accomplished in that country before (see Alexander the Great, eg, or British rule) and isn’t going to happen now. 

Smart people whose opinion I respect say that we have to stay the course here; I think they’re wrong, and that it’s time to come home. Can we really afford to let Afghanistan revert to a training ground for terrorists and leave Pakistan to fall to the Taliban? I doubt anything good will come from it, but it seems inevitable and if so, why hang around?

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