Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wait-- Weren't These The Guys Bush Said Were Bad Allies?

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?


SamuraiFrog said...


My head just exploded with rage for a minute there. I need to take my meds.

dguzman said...

Maybe not chutzpah--more like "reckless."

Erik Donald France said...

But, but, but "We Are the Champions of the World" . . .

In all truth, right on. If the Bush-Cheney people believed their own b.s., we'd have a military draft and complete mobilization.

Evil Spock said...

Its brilliant strategy. After McCain wins a close election against Hillary, 4 years later when he's up for reelection against Obama, he'll have another war in Afghanistan to campaign about.

Bubs said...


Natalie said...

I think my head just exploded.