Quote of the Day

“President Obama has made very clear that this is a war he intends to win and he has moved swiftly to take command of it.”

–Joe Lieberman, on Obama’s Afghanistan policy.

Lieberman had been sharply critical of Obama during the presidential race, especially on foreign policy. However, ever since Obama saved his committee chairmanship from a horde of angry Senate Democrats, he has had nothing but praise for the president.

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7 responses to “Quote of the Day

  1. Lieberman’s view on Afghanistan – the same as that of the president — is entirely predictable for those without blinders on: http://donpesci.blogspot.com/2008/11/why-lieberman-is-necessary-to-democrats.html. There’s no flip flop here at all. Afghanistan’s a hard nut though. No one has ever conquered it — for good reasons: It’s like the national debt; who but a fool would wish to own it? The only thing worth owning in Afghanistan are the poppies, and we could just buy the entire crop without committing a single soldier to that frontier. This would do two things: 1) deprive the corruption machine in Afghanistan of its lubricant, 2) reduce heroin usage here in the New World. About 90% of heroin comes from Afghanistan.

  2. “President Obama has made very clear that this is a war he intends to win and he has moved swiftly to take command of it.”

    So what does win mean there, anyway? It’s essentially a tribal culture, much more so than the Arab countries.

  3. It’s essentially a tribal culture

    It’s a no brainer – Casinos!

  4. So what does win mean there, anyway? It’s essentially a tribal culture, much more so than the Arab countries.

    Very good question. This is Obama’s War, and, given its history of military futility, the definition of the word “win” will soon become very fluid.

  5. This is Obama’s War

    Come again?

  6. Come again?

    Because he is upping the ante, and the strategies, tactics and consequences (good or bad) are his.
    Vietnam started under Kennedy, became Johnson’s War, and then Nixon’s War. Like it or not, it goes with the job.

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