The Lady Speaks

Didn’t we already do this?

Call me silly, but I thought we’d already accomplished this. Oh, that’s right! We did do it, but then a certain band of idiots pulled our forces out of Afghanistan in order to create the current quagmire in Iraq.
From the Associated Press:

The Taliban will be defeated in Afghanistan although cross-border movement of militants is continuing, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.

Rumsfeld also called on Europe to provide a “master plan” to Afghanistan to help curb its massive drug trade, which has seen heroin flood Europe and Russia.

Yeah, let’s not forget that. Now that a democratic government is in place, the people of Afghanistan have again turned to a real cash crop to support themselves. 90% of the heroin/opium trade comes labelled, “Made by Osama & Friends”

At a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Rumsfeld said militants “don’t want to see a country like Afghanistan have a successful democracy. They won’t succeed.”

It seems I’ve heard this before…. I bet the “militants” are “in their last throes.”

Rumsfeld’s remarks at a news conference came hours after the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said the rise of Taliban resistance in southern Afghanistan reflects the weakness of the government more than a strengthening of the fundamentalist movement that once sheltered Osama bin Laden.

“The areas that the Taliban is operating in are areas that the government of Afghanistan has not heretofore had the strength and had the presence,” Lt. Gen. Karl Eikenberry told reporters before boarding a plane to fly here with Rumsfeld from Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Well, this guy’s in trouble. Nothing like correcting the boss to get your ass handed to you.

Rumsfeld had said previously that he is concerned that the large-scale drug trafficking in Afghanistan is helping fuel the Taliban’s comeback, but has also has expressed confidence that NATO, with U.S. participation, is capable of handling the violence while mainly U.S. troops hunt down al-Qaida fighters and look for bin Laden.

And NATO is asking, “What the f*ck do you mean by that? You bat-sh*t crazy bastards invaded a non-aggressive country pretty much because you felt like it, and completely gave up looking for Osama Bin Forgotten to tackle a tin-pot dictator on your own. But, you want our help to fix the country while your soldiers take on a guy you’ve ignored the last three years?!”

In remarks to reporters in Tajikistan before flying here, Rumsfeld welcomed an expanded role by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Afghanistan, but also expressed worry about drug trafficking.

In coming weeks, NATO is set to take over command of the international security forces in the south from the U.S.-led coalition, although U.S. troops will remain. Canadian, British and Dutch troops are deploying in the region.

Before arriving in Afghanistan, Rumsfeld had told reporters that “Western Europe ought to have an enormous interest in the success in Afghanistan, and it’s going to take a lot more effort on their part for the Karzai government to be successful.”

How does Rummy do it? How does he say sh*t like that and keep a straight face?? Nothing like telling Western Europe to f*ck off when the sh*t was hitting the fan in regard to Iraq, but, now that they need help because our troops in Iraq are caught right smack in the middle in a CIVIL WAR, well, then….

We just shame and cajole them into taking over where we f*cked up.

Foreign policy? We don’t need no stinkin’ foreign policy! 


July 11, 2006 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Bush, Cheney, Civil War, Congress, Culture of Corruption, Government, Iraq, Pentagon, Politics, Republicans, Rumsfeld, US Military, War, White House

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