posted on Mar, 28 2009 @ 08:39 AM
The NEW American policy is 1) to DENY refuge or safe haven to al Qaeda and to SOME of the Taliban. 2) To ferret out the last remnants of al Qaeda and
to destabilize the more radical Taliban. Then it’s home for us! And a job well done!
How deeply conflicted are we? This AM I was listening to CSpan when a rare event occurred. An articulate, non-ideological journalist from the
Washington Times! That’s like having an honest commentator on FOX News. Unheard of. Thank you Rupert Murdoch. No thanks, Dr. Moon.
The journalist is going back to Afghanistan in 2 weeks, he said. He is assigned to a US military unit near the Pakistan border. He says the unit is
scheduled to be rotated back to the US and he wants to be there when the newly “tasked” unit replaced the earlier “tasked” unit. The
“tasking” has changed dramatically. He wants to see if the new approach will work better than the old one.
He also lamented the “weakness” of Pres. Karzai of Afghanistan. (And he could have added Pakistan’s Pres. Zardari, and the PA President Abbas).
As usual corruption was the primary complaint. Holy Smoke! Has this journalist not heard of Halliburton and VP Cheney? And Cheney’s $70 million
severance package in 2000? Why do we ask of foreign countries what we cannot achieve here? Hubris! There is no other explanation. Well, ignorance is a
We constantly harp on “leaders” around the world who are not strong enough to get done the job we have assigned to them. We totally ignore that 41
Senate Republicans have blocked many of the initiatives of President Obama and it is barely 67 days into his first term. We totally ignore that the
Minnesota senatorial election is NOT yet resolved. From November 4, to March 28, is 144 days. And we want to tell others how to hold elections?
Has it not occurred to our observers that the hesitancy of those foreign presidents is the very essence of democracy!? That those men (and women) are
doing a balancing act? That it is the effort at reconciling conflicting interests of various groups that delays the implementing of some policy or
another. But NO, we want a strong man in Afghanistan and a strong man in Pakistan but not here in America? Are we just immature or lazy? I think it is
clear we are not ready to be the world’s policeman. We are much better at consumerism. Instant gratification is our name! Addiction is our game! E N
On Minnesota counting by the days
26 in Nov
31 in Dec
31 in Jan
28 in Feb
28 in Mar
Total, 144 Days! Suggestion: In states where more than 1 million people vote, why could we not just hold a re-run anytime an election is closer than
5,000 votes? Automatically, and hold it 14 days after the first election. And re-do that one until we get a 5,000 vote majority.
[edit on 3/28/2009 by donwhite]