Monday, October 02, 2006

Who's a fucking appeaser?

Bill Frist, who said last month that Americans "can't afford to grow complacent...can't afford to let our resolve waver," now says that we can't win against the Taliban.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan war against Taliban guerrillas can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Islamic militia and its supporters into the Afghan government.

The Tennessee Republican said he learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated on the battlefield.

"You need to bring them into a more transparent type of government," Frist said during a brief visit to a U.S. and Romanian military base in the southern Taliban stronghold of Qalat. "And if that's accomplished, we'll be successful."

Afghanistan is suffering its heaviest insurgent attacks since a U.S.-led military force toppled the Taliban in late 2001 for harboring al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
I just don't get these fuckers at all.

Frist, who also said last month that sending Iran a "signal...of U.S. irresolution and weakness would be terrible," actually wants to deal with those who directly supported (and, likely, continue to support) Osama bin Laden.

Update: Frist backpedals. Here's a quick note to Jim Krane, the reporter who covered this event. Frist said you "badly distort(ed)" his remarks and took them out of context. He's either calling you a crappy reporter or a liar. You really want to put up with that? If you've got tape of those comments, may I suggest releasing it?

11 Comments:

Blogger PeskyFly said...

Another video diagnosis from Dr. Killkitty.

3:56 PM  
Blogger dickchainey said...

It's time to declare victory and turn Afghanistan over to the Afghani people and the contractors from Halliburton.

Mission accomplished.

4:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Bill Frist realizes how much the Taliban has in common with his fundamentalist base.

4:18 PM  
Blogger konopelli/WGG said...

in a culture so thoroughly 'mediated' as the political culture in DC (but elsewhere, too), there is no past, no future, only the present...

it's almost the obverse of Zen...they do it so earnestly and make it look so easy...


oooohhhmmmmm.....


igawd!

4:20 PM  
Blogger expatjourno said...

That's the kind of talk that encourages Al Qaeda.

4:50 PM  
Blogger babablacksheep said...

I'm feeling a bit dizzy, but I seem to remember something about a few plane crashes in September about five years ago, and something about some Islamic militant group that was organized out of Aphganistan and supported by the then Taliban regime. Am I missing something?

5:09 PM  
Blogger Righteous Bubba said...

I seem to remember something

That can be dealt with.

5:40 PM  
Blogger FastMovingCloud said...

Can you say "political expediency"? I knew you could.
Seriously, they get away with this kind of turn around because most Merikins have the attention span of a gnat and don't remember what these liars said before. Democrats don't call them on it often enough of directly enough.
And, Republikkkans get their talking points out faster, which is all the gnat-brains will remember. They will spin this, too. And to those barely paying attention, it will sound most reasonable.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Look, the point is we must stay the course in Iraq. That is the only way to show up Poppy Bush, who is clearly the real enemy.

(End Snark)

So, how will our nation last through three more Januarys?

6:11 PM  
Blogger filmex said...

If ya can't beat us Defeatocrats, ya might as well join us!

All it takes is a brain, a grip on reality and some common sense.

9:23 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Join you? No thanks Filmex. GOP = Gang Of Pedophiles.

That'll be the sign I'm holding when I greet Bush this Wednesday.

10:32 PM  

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