If this story is indeed true – that President Obama is sending 34,000 troops to Afghanistan – then for what it’s worth, he has my thanks. To support him more fully on this issue:
- If you think the Taliban are nice people who are only acting mean because of evil corporations or evil Western values (like many at MoveOn), consider this: Taliban: the Movie
- If you think that the Taliban are a nationalist/Islamist movement with no links whatsoever to al-Qaeda, and that our real fight is with al-Qaeda alone, consider this: Al-Qaeda and the Taliban: together again
- If you’re wondering how this war is winnable, consider “Afghan Enclave Seen as a Model for Development” & “Precision Voting” (the latter tells how much more can be done in the war – simpler things like “more helicopters”)
- If you think that 9/11 was an “inside job” – that the Taliban and al-Qaeda don’t exist – please post your credit card and social security numbers in the comments.
Also, off-topic – there should be universal condemnation from the Right and Left for billboards like these that slander the President and the legitimacy of the United States generally. A lot of people are demonstrating that they don’t deserve the right to vote, and consider the money and effort that went into that garbage. At some point, the fringes need to be confronted, shouted down, and put in their proper place. Ignoring them is empowering them; they’re taking the silence of those of us who are sane to mean approval.