Monday, October 02, 2006


I know I look sad, but I'm really happy.
This is the same thing as letting the Taliban rule Afghanistan again.
It might look like defeat but it will really be a victory!

Here's something taking attention away from the Foley brouhaha, reliably brought to us the Senate Majority leader Bill Frist:
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government.

The Tennessee Republican said he had learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated by military means.
Considering that there are less that 20,000 troops on the ground there, that certainly seems true. The Taliban will not be defeated with that paltry number, a number the Bush administration left in Afghanistan when they moved forces and focus onto to Iraq.

But Frist one-ups himself in advocating a return of the Taliban by saying that all we need to do is require them to be "transparent," and then once that is done, why, efforts in Afghanistan will declared a victory:
You need to bring them into a more transparent type of government. And if that's accomplished we'll be successful.
Talk about dumbing down "victory." Orwell would be proud: grab victory from the jaws of defeat simply by saying you won no matter what the actual outcome.

What was it the Republicans have been calling Dems? Defeatocrats?


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