December 13, 2009

SOMEONE HAS TO LEAD:

A Game That’s Not So Great (MAUREEN DOWD, 12/13/09, NY Times)

At a joint press conference Tuesday at the presidential palace in Kabul, Hamid Karzai surprised the usually unflappable Gates when he knocked down President Obama’s attempt to get out of Dodge.

Needling his American sugar daddy, the Afghan peacock observed: “For another 15 to 20 years, Afghanistan will not be able to sustain a force of that nature and capability with its own resources.”

Gates and Obama may have wanted to “light a fire,” as Gates put it, under the corrupt Afghan president and warn that the A.T.M. is closing, but Karzai called their bluff.


While it's unfortunate that our enemies have figured him out too, our allies in places like Afghanistan and Honduras get that the UR will follow them.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 13, 2009 11:04 AM
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