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Sen. Frist: Bring Taliban Into Gov’t

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Posted on Oct 3, 2006

We’re quoting directly from the AP, lest you think we’re joking.  “U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government.”

So, all that talk about bringing democracy and freedom to Afghanistan ... screw it, huh? Let’s just give the place back to the harborers of the 9/11 attackers?


AP:

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government.

The Tennessee Republican said he had learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated by military means.

“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.”

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By Michael Murry, October 3, 2006 at 11:44 pm Link to this comment
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So let me get this straight. The Democrats want to get to the RIGHT of the Republicans on Afghanistan? So, like, when the place collapses—as it has obviously only a very short time before it does—THEY will get stuck holding the bag instead of the Republicans? Just thought I’d ask.

I rarely, if ever, have much of anything good to say about Republicans; but on the rare occasion when one of them makes the slightest bit of sense—as Senator Bill Frist just did for once in his sorry Republican life—I have to watch knee-jerk Democratic patho-phobes cry out: “Oh, no! Don’t you dare try to get us out of that awful place where Alexander the Great, the British Empire, and the Soviet Union came to grief! Oh, no! We want to hang around even longer in the Khyber Pass until we all know Rudyard Kipling’s bitter poem by heart!” You know the one I mean, fellow “liberal Hawk” imperialists:

When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains
And the women come out to cut up what remains
Then roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
And go to your god like a soldier

Oh, yes. Do let us hang around longer in Afghanistan serving as target practice for drug-running Pashtun tribesmen with whom even Pakistan has just signed a peace treaty. THAT’ll show those Saudi Arabians, Egyptians, and Yemenis who attacked us on 9/11 a lesson they’ll NEVER forget. Sure it will. 

For crying out loud, Democrats. Do you REALLY want Senator You-Know-Her from New York to get to the RIGHT of the Republicans on Iraq and Iran, too? Oh, yes. Keep it up “Democrats” and watch the Republicans skate to your left and leave you holding the bag in BOTH Afghanistan and Iraq, doing their dirty work for them even as you wonder how you so stupidly found yourselves in THAT awkward position. I mean, does anybody even remember anymore what REALLY happened on 9/11/2001?

As I recall, 19 suicidal men from the Middle East (15 Saudi Arabians, 3 Egyptians, and 1 Yemeni) stayed in American motels, got drunk at American bars and screwed American whores while training to fly at American flight-simulator schools. They purchased some box-cutter WMDs at American Office Depot stores and then used this awesome weaponry to overpower hundreds of American airline passengers who sat passively while this handful of practically unarmed men borrowed four American commercial WMD airliners and crashed them into three American buildings killing almost 3,000 Americans. So America attacks the governments of Afghanistan and Iraq in response—getting another 3,000 Americans killed and 20,000 wounded?

And even after both of these ridiculously misplaced blunders degenerate into not one but TWO Vietnams, the Democrats want to REFUSE Republican political cover for getting our country out of at least one of them? Say what you want about that stupid heart surgeon Bill Frist, but I’d say that any American wanting to stay in Afghanistan longer than another heartbeat has little reason to call anyone else stupid.

I realize that George W. Bush and the Republican Party have made it their entire political purpose in life to denigrate Democrats and call them “soft on terror.” I understand that the Democratic Party hasn’t the backbone to simply throw the bullshit back in the Republcans’ fat faces and forthrightly campaign to end BOTH these needless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But to try to go the Republicans one better with this adolescent macho chickenhawk crap really only makes the Democrats look more stupid than the dumb ones and more afraid than the cowardly.

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By joey, October 3, 2006 at 8:59 pm Link to this comment
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I am sure there are Taliban that could do a better job in the U.S. senate than Frist especially in the science and medical fields.

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By kevin99999, October 3, 2006 at 6:49 pm Link to this comment
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And this man wants to be the president? He is too stupid to even be a candidate for the position of president. Thats aside from his ethical lapses.

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By harald hardrada, October 3, 2006 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment
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let’s send frist to afghanistan & keep him there

that would be an unqualified success

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