"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

CNN.com - Bush makes first Afghan visit - Mar 1, 2006

CNN.com - Bush makes�first Afghan visit - Mar 1, 2006

While congratulating the Afghan people in their quest for democracy, Bush said, "People all over the world are watching the experience here in Afghanistan. I hope that the people of Afghanistan understand that as democracy takes hold, you're inspiring others." Unfortunately this is not entirely true, at least in the U.S.. I recall at the time looking all over the place and having huge difficulty finding anything about Afghan vote results in the msm. It was quite discouraging that the media didn't feel it garnered any attention. As with most success, especially if Bush was/is pushing for it, it cannot be touted by the press. That and there weren't mass deaths, so the msm doesn't care.

"This was Bush's first trip to Afghanistan, where an October 2001 U.S. invasion eventually toppled the Taliban regime that had harbored bin Laden and allowed terrorist training camps on its soil." And the first visit from a U.S. president since Eisenhower!!!

I'm probably late in mentioning this as I don't spend much if any time browsing left leaning blogs (unless I want to be yelled at, for that I'll go back in the infantry); when are we going to start hearing about the comparisons to the "flight suit?"


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