And now 8 years to the day ..to Afghanistan
THE PERFECT HEADLINE FOR TODAY !
Democratic support for Afghan war waning
Democratic leaders in Congress urged the Obama administration Thursday to quickly produce a plan for winning the war in Afghanistan or risk widespread opposition within the president's own party to a new troop buildup.
Simmering congressional frustration could lead to tighter scrutiny and more limited resources, even if Capitol Hill ultimately does approve sending more U.S. troops to the war-torn nation, aides said.
"I don't think there's a great deal of support for sending more troops to Afghanistan in the country or in the Congress," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking Democrat to signal that a push for more troops will get a skeptical look.
Democratic Rep. John P. Murtha, chair of the powerful House Appropriations panel that oversees military spending, described himself as "very nervous" about sending more troops to Afghanistan and cited limited funds to do so.
ANYONE KNOW WHY THESE GUYS AREN'T OUT THERE, BTW?
In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Democrats to resist rushing to judgment. But he, too, said he wanted to see President Barack Obama's plans for the military mission before adding more soldiers, pilots and Marines to the mix.
"Let's just take it easy," Reid, D-Nev., told reporters. "I don't think we need 100 secretaries of state. I think we should wait and give the president an opportunity to see what he recommends, and then we can dissect that any way we want."
The tepid support reflects growing impatience among lawmakers to see an on-the-ground assessment of the military situation in Afghanistan that was delivered last week to the White House.
Just so there is no misunderstanding. Leaving Afghanistan before some kind of government can efffectively KILL Taliban as well as Al Qaeda will not only cause the regrowth of a confident group of killers who WILL PLAN something far worse than what has happened, it will demonstrate FOR ALL TIME in the minds of our enemies that THIS AMERICA TODAY is not 1941's America, and that no causalties here among our innocents will ever be enough to cause us to go to war with unlimited savage intent, and kill all that need be killed unto all generations.
All other conclusions are DELUSION
THERE IS NO SHORTCUT