His most stunning guest was Tom Peter, the Afghanistan correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. I don't know what his politics are or how long he's been in the Middle East, but Peter had a street level view that bowled me over. His credibility was staggering, and what he said was infuriating.
He'll tell you about the brand new empty schools and clinics you've financed. He'll tell you about the depth of corruption and the illiterate soldiers you've armed and "trained." He'll tell you how 97 percent of Afghanistan's GDP comes from the international community (translation: your tax dollars) and if we pull it, the entire country will more or less turn into a poppy field.
Righties wax furious over $2 million for the new USDA Food Plate program.
I mean really? Is that what you're worried about?
I hear you bellyaching about Obama's stimulus package and Medicare. At least the bulk of those dollars stay on U. S. soil.
While you're busily taking pennies away from Planned Parenthood, your $10 billion per month is making a tiny percentage of Afghans filthy rich while the vast majority of the population watches on with disdain--at least when they're not cowering beneath terrifying drones.
Make no mistake: the impoverished Afghans know exactly who's fueling those deadly aircraft. And you wonder why they hate us.
So, what are you getting for your $10 billion per month?
Go find an Escalade with an old McCain/Palin bumper sticker. Ask the coiffed suburbanite driver what she thinks.
"Why," will be her doe-eyed blinking response, "it's keeping us safe."
Now then, got Libya?
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