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Sen. Kerry shows up for the Afghan debate

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Comments made by Sen. John Kerry during the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Afghanistan:

I am concerned because at the very moment when our troops and our allies’ troops are sacrificing more and more, our plan, our path, and our progress seem to be growing less and less clear. … no amount of money, no rise in troop levels, and no clever metrics will matter if the mission is ill conceived.

Now, if we can only get Congress to stop passing war supplemental appropriations.


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  1. GL,
    I’m a little dismayed that you chose to quote Sen. John Kerry (who voted for Bush’s Iraq war), as the voice of reason in Afghanistan. As a Massachusetts resident and a Vietnam Combat Veteran ’66-68′ I’ve followed his self serving military service, VVAW grandstanding in the ’70’s’ to hurl himself into a media frenzy which he used to launch himself into a political superstardom. Any Veteran in my state knows that the last person you would go for help is John Kerry. I’m no ‘Swift Boater’ but here’s a sample of his hero status by his peers.
    BTW, Kerry has a moniker, ‘flipper’.
    I do not take issue with your stance on Afghanistan; but it is my opinion that the military and political consequences of a precipitous pullout from Afghanistan should be carefully thought out and not politicised by Congressional ‘sniffing the wind’, something Kerry has been master of for the last thirty years.


    September 18, 2009 at 10:58 am

    • A friend of mine was joking about how this is just politicians “sniffing the wind,” as you say. And I would agree, but at least they’re starting to put their noses out.


      September 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm

  2. Yes GL,
    Articulating and retractible noses have have been almost mandatory for success in the hallowed halls of government


    September 19, 2009 at 10:58 am

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