Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Townhall Surprises

  • "If that's the case, why not just get out and start the argument now?" concludes Byron York after quoting one of Gen. Stanley McChrystal's top aides, Maj. Gen. Bill Mayville, as saying that the war is "not going to look like a win, smell like a win or taste like a win" but "end in an argument" — How Long Will the Public Tolerate Afghan War? Sounding more like Antiwar.com than Townhall.com, Mr. York contines, "This is not a blame-Obama issue. The first seven years of the war were not his doing. But the decision to leave or stay in Afghanistan is his to make."

  • Chuck Norris... yes, The Chuck... has written... a tear-jerker — A Model the President Should Follow. The subject of his story "died just last Wednesday -- 12-year-old Cody Ty Humphries."
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    4 Comments:

    Blogger The Sanity Inspector said...

    I can understand though disagree with people who were always against the Afghanistan war, or who turned against it after al-Qaeda shifted to Pakistan, leaving us shadow-boxing with the Taliban.

    I am left gasping at the cynicism of people who were formerly hawkish and are only now turning against the war, in hopes of damaging Obama by pinning the lack of progress to his name. The troops deserve to spit on those latter types.

    1:28 PM  
    Blogger The Western Confucian said...

    I agree, but would add that "the cynicism of people who were formerly hawkish and are only now turning against the war" is only matched by those who opposed the war under Bush and are now supporting it because it is being waged by a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

    2:55 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Karen Kwiatkowski explained in one of her interviews that many Congressmen did not dare cross Dick Cheney for fear of their very lives.

    That wars are ultimately won and lost on the moral level is military science 101, and that trying to impose a new elite on a deeply traditional and tribal country is even easier to fathom.

    Perhaps it is not cynicism that drives these volte-faces.

    8:52 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    and that trying to impose a new elite on a deeply traditional and tribal country will not work is even easier to fathom.

    8:53 PM  

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