Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Explain to me why we’re not invading Pakistan …

Filed under: Sad — Lex @ 9:07 pm
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inasmuch as they’re killing our soldiers and all.

Note to the irony-impaired: No, I do not actually believe we should invade Pakistan, or drop missiles on it or anything else but get out of AfPak and bring our troops home.

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4 Comments »

  1. Understand your feelings. Disagree about our continued presence in that part of the world.

    Not to worry about the Pak’s though. Hillary will spank ‘em
    Why do we allow Pakistan AND Iran to murder Americans

    “As the nameless U.S. diplomats told the Washington Post yesterday, “The administration has long sought to pressure Pakistan, but to do so in a nuanced way that does not sever the U.S. relationship with a country that American officials see as crucial to winning the war in Afghanistan and maintaining long-term stability in the region.” The Pakistanis, in short, continue to murder Americans with impunity by threatening us with their own failure. It’s the geopolitical equivalent of the scene in Blazing Saddles in which the black sheriff intimidates a lynch mob by holding a gun to his own head and threatening to shoot himself”

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Friday, September 30, 2011 11:49 pm @ 11:49 pm | Reply

  2. Any government official who believes it is still possible to “win the war in Afghanistan” needs to be institutionalized.

    And speaking of State …

    Comment by Lex — Friday, September 30, 2011 11:54 pm @ 11:54 pm | Reply

  3. Testimony of Panetta and Mulen Sept 22, 2011

    RTWT

    They’re coming to take them away. Ha-Haaa

    Sen. McCain

    “I understand that Americans are war-weary. But
    I would urge the president to listen to the advice of our military commanders and to maintain the necessary presence of U.S. forces in Iraq that all of the major political leaders in Iraq have told many of us they need and want. In short, the administration must ensure that it does not withdraw from Iraq as irresponsibly as they often claim that the Bush administration invaded Iraq. I would also urge the administration to listen to our military commanders in Afghanistan and to consider slowing the pace of the president’s announced drawdown. The fact is, as General Petraeus recently testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, no military commander recommended the plan that the president adopted – to draw down 10,000 troops this year and the remaining 23,000 surge troops by next summer. Admiral Mullen, you yourself have stated that the president’s plan would incur more risk than you had been prepared to accept.

    The reason none of our commanders recommended this drawdown plan is because it would take vital combat power out of the hands of our commanders on the ground just when they need it most, during next year’s fighting season, which will continue through the summer. After achieving so much after 10 hard years of fighting, and with the prospects of success finally being within reach, at exactly the moment when we should be limiting the risk to our mission, the president’s plan would do the opposite; it would increase the difficulties and risks to our mission.”

    Repeat NONE !!

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Saturday, October 1, 2011 1:53 pm @ 1:53 pm | Reply

  4. I’m sorry, but you can have 12 stars on your shoulder, and claiming that we have achieved much in Afghanistan in 10 years will still not make it so. That pooch is screwed so badly there is no unscrewing it. It will stay bad, and possibly even get worse, no matter what we do. There is no longer any reason for Americans to die there. It’s past time to bring them home.

    By a large margin, the American people want us out. Obama campaigned accordingly and beat McCain handily, so I really don’t care what McCain thinks. And the last I checked the Constitution, the military still worked for the American people..

    Comment by Lex — Saturday, October 1, 2011 10:36 pm @ 10:36 pm | Reply


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