But I Thought Those Were the BAD GUYS!!!

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and urged support for efforts to bring "people who call themselves Taliban" and their allies into the government.

The Tennessee Republican said he learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated on the battlefield.

"You need to bring them into a more transparent type of government," Frist said during a brief visit to a U.S. and Romanian military base in the southern Taliban stronghold of Qalat. "And if that's accomplished, we'll be successful."

So the war in Afghanistan wasn't fought to avenge 911 or to catch Bin Laden. Now it appears it wasn't even fought to overthrow the Taliban, or more accurately, it was fought to knock them down a peg or two?

These right-wing politicians are going NUTS!!

1 comment:

Paul Hue said...

None of this supports your interpretation. Failing to capture Bin Laden doesn't mean "the was wasn't faught to capture Bin Laden", it just means that the US military failed. Same for the goals to institute a civilized government and to eradicate the Taliban (as responses to 911, to prevent the Afgahn govt from providing safe haven to Al Qaida's anti-US military strikes); failures in those efforts don't change the original war aims.

When I go to the club to get some hoochie and fail, and just settle for drinking with my buddies and calling their moms whores, that doesn't negate my original intention.