Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
I am! I'm pretty fired up. I'm sick of being on staff.Getting your own battery?
Why doesn't Obama use his fantastic charisma to convince our allies to send more troops to Afghanistan?
But, you are the King of The Battlefield. Arty is certainly better than some pussy REMF branch of arms, no doubt about that. You coulda been branched friggin Finance! I would desert if something like that happened to me...lol.
Congragulations, Redleg! Now you can where red socks with your dinner uniform. Some day, you might even get your St. Barbara's Medal and you can make the list like my ole man.I am! I'm pretty fired up. I'm sick of being on staff.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/we...ilkins.html?hpA United Nations-backed panel had nullified nearly a million ballots counted in Mr. Karzai’s favor — a third of his total — following an election on Aug. 20 that was marred by epic levels of fraud and vote stealing.
Mr. Karzai had vigorously resisted the panel’s findings, and seriously considered overriding them and declaring himself the winner. It was only Senator Kerry’s relentless efforts, and a round-the-clock lobbying press by American and European leaders, that staved off political disaster.
Mr. Emanuel suggested that Mr. Obama would not want to dispatch more Americans to fight and die for a government widely seen as illegitimate by the Afghan people.
The ability of the Afghan state to govern — to keep order, to build roads, to deliver basic services — is virtually nonexistent outside the capital.
Ultimately, the events of last week demonstrated that politics in Kabul and the war in the countryside are inextricably intertwined. As Mr. Emanuel suggested, no number of foreign troops can defeat the Taliban unless the government they are defending retains the support of ordinary Afghans.
Obama won't decide until after the Nov. 7th election, I'd bet.