This is almost beyond belief. Right wing Republican Senator Bill Frist is now saying that the Taliban--yes, that Taliban--should be brought back into Afghanistan's government.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government.
The Tennessee Republican said he had learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated by military means."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."
Frist said asking the Taliban to join the government was a decision to be made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
So let's see if I have this straight? We've got 145,000 troops in Iraq fighting a war we didn't need to fight and we've got 22,000 in Afghanistan fighting a war directly related to punishing those responsible for 9/11--and the Republican Senate leader wants to throw in the damn towel in Afghanistan?? What the hell is going on here??
The Republicans: Working overtime to get things ass backwards. (No pun intended, Congressman Foley!)