I haven't completely given up on Obama, but I've given up on his being able to herd that flock of cats who call themselves democrats... demo cats? I haven't said anything about the Afghanistan "surge," mostly because 1: I have no idea what it is we're trying to accomplish; 2: which means I have no idea how to accomplish it; 3: I have felt all along that Afghanistan was where we could accomplish something of value, where we could say to the Muslim world, "see, we don't hate you, we hate the extremists." Except for the last eight years what we've demonstrated is, if not that we hate Muslims, that we simply don't give a damn; and 4: I honestly don't see a good way forward. No matter what we do, we're screwed. Lean back and enjoy the show, folks! (Picture from Blue Oregon, video via Jesus' General)
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