Foreign Policy

NYT’s Frank Rich is as baffled as I am that the blithering John McCain is constantly invited to appear on TV as some kind of Military-Strategy Foreign-Policy badass. Enough of this guy.

“Let’s be clear: Those who demanded that America divert its troops and treasure from Afghanistan to Iraq in 2002 and 2003 — when there was no Qaeda presence in Iraq — bear responsibility for the chaos in Afghanistan that ensued. Now they have the nerve to imperiously and tardily demand that America increase its 68,000-strong presence in Afghanistan to clean up their mess — even though the number of Qaeda insurgents there has dwindled to fewer than 100, according to the president’s national security adviser, Gen. James Jones.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/opinion/11rich.html

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