Dec 8, 2013
The Other Wars on Terror
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
You’re not still thinking about Afghanistan are you? The U.S. may be sending more troops and treasure there, but the real action is in other failed and failing states such as Somalia and Yemen, which has gotten visits from David Petraeus, Joe Lieberman and some of the CIA’s finest in recent months.
Here are a few questions raised by The New York Times article linked below:
1. What’s the point of sending a hundred thousand troops to Afghanistan if the terrorists can just work out of their vacation caves in Yemen?
2. Why do we have to spend billions on Afghanistan if we can suppress terror in Yemen for a lousy $70 million? That’s public radio money. We can find that in the White House couch.
3. Before we go raising another proxy army, can we at least try not to bomb people and prop up their abusive dictators? —PZS
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