|Broken clock is right more often than Dana|
"Sending 30,000 more combat troops to Afghanistan will not
make us any safer. Focusing a strategy around the
central government in Kabul will not work, especially with a government as
corrupt as the Karzai regime. Sending more American combat troops into Afghanistan
just means more of those troops will be doing more of the fighting instead of
the Afghans themselves, who are more than willing to defend themselves as long
as they are given the resources to do so."
Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
quoted in today's UK Guardian
under the headline, "Republican Doves Are Hatching." Rohrabacher, undeniably a hawk in his elder years, skipped military service during the Vietnam Wa
r and spent part of the Clinton White House
years bone-headedly lobbying on behalf of the Taliban
while it aided Osama bin Laden
prepare to carry out the September 11, 2001, terrorists attacks on the United States.