From the New York Times:
As Afghanistan Flounders, U.S. Asks Europe for More
Wait a minute; wasn't it most of Europe that intially strongly supported the United States in invading Afghanistan, which had been taken over by the Taliban (with our help), and was harboring the Al Queda and Osama bin Laden, who were, without argument, responsible for 9/11?
But we questioned the Europeans' allegiance because they questioned whether Iraq was responsible for 9/11. And in fact now everybody but New York Times editorialist William Kristol, right-wing talk show hosts and a handful of other die-hards agree that, in fact, it was a bad idea to invade Iraq because Iraq had nothing to do with the events of 9/11/01. And invading Iraq actually pulled resources from fighting the groups and people who had.
And now, the Taliban, the group that was actually largely responsible for 9/11 due to their support of Al Queda may come back to power in Afghanistan due to the flagrant stupidity of the Bush administration.
And now, after raking their asses over the coals for not following their astoundingly bad ideas and policies, the Bush administration is begging the Europeans for help in preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan again?
Does the word chutzpah ring any bells?