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Afghanistan – No Longer The “Good War”?

Apparently not to the usual suspects.

Bill Ayers was interviewed:

Ayers had this to say about President Barack Obama committing an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan: “It’s a mistake. It’s a colossal mistake. And, you know, we’ve seen this happen before, Alan. We’ve seen a hopeful presidency, Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, burn up in the furnace of war.”

Ayers thereby joins the rest of the moonbat contingent:

“I’m very upset; he promised change, and this is not change. It’s just going to create more deaths on both sides and create more terrorists,” said Jodie Evans, co-founder of Code Pink. The group, known for protests and targeting Bush administration officials, posted a statement Thursday condemning Mr. Obama’s decision and urging him to replace the combat troops with “humanitarian troops.”

“Afghanistan needs troops of doctors, farmers, teachers, not more troops,” the statement says.

It is apparently beyond Ms. Evan’s abilities to wonder how those “troops” of doctors, farmers and teachers are supposed to do their thing when, in the absence of our troops, the countryside is controlled by the Taliban. I assume she isn’t aware of the fact that the Taiban has a tendency to behead many of those she’d commit to A’stan.

Interesting though, isn’t it? Now we’re beginning to see that many of the supposedly “anti-Iraq” crowd, were just the usual anti-war bunch.


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5 Responses to Afghanistan – No Longer The “Good War”?

  • They should do it.  Ship off a bunch of idiealist leftist doctors, educators and nary a combat platoon in sight.  

    Once the expected happens then we can start the discussion again.  A net plus, application of darwinism (which leftists are for) and a chance to undersatnd why those troops are needed.

  • “Ayers thereby joins the rest of the moonbat contingent:”

    Joins, he’s a plankholding founding, member.  TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp

  • Those “humanitarian troops” she talks about are already there, they call theselves the United States Military.
    We already send doctors, like the Army & Navy medical corps, Navy nurses, Army nurses, and we already send engineers there who build schools and houses for people. They’re called USACE, Seabees, Air Force Red Dragon.
    They’ve been helping all around the world building school houses, water systems, etc. in Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq, and bringing massive help to people in Inida hit by the 2004 tsunami.
    This idea that we should be sending “humanitarian troops” is rubbish, because we’ve already sent them.

  • I’m kind of worried about this.  Obama doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing and I am not sure what his end game for Afghanistan is.  Michael Yon has some serious reservations about our Afghanistan efforts and I don’t trust Democrats to do anything other than look out for their own interests.  The situation in Afhganistan requires a serious analysis and effort and we aren’t likely to get that from the Obama administration.