"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

Thursday, March 02, 2006

James S. Robbins on Afghanistan and AP Analysis on National Review Online

James S. Robbins on Afghanistan on National Review Online: "'I am confident he will be brought to justice,' he said, along with those who plot and plan with him. But an AP analysis lead claimed that because of issues such as bin Laden's continued freedom, Bush's brief visit 'served as a vivid reminder of setbacks in his war against terrorism.' "

Robbins to AP: SETBACKS?

President Bush "was on their turf. Here was our leader in the middle of a country that was once the private playground of the terrorist elite..."

Not that I hold polls in high esteem, Robbins recites numbers from a survey taken between November 27-December 4, 2005 by WorldPublicOpinion.org in Afghanistan.

83 percent of Afghans say their country is moving in the right direction

83 percent approving of U.S. troop presence there

88 percent have an unfavorable view of the Taliban

82 percent think overthrowing them was a good thing

90 percent view Osama bin Laden unfavorably, with 75 percent of that total being "very unfavorable."

Don't expect to hear any harping from the msm about anything positive, something I averred to the other day.

Reporting only that which is negative without following up with any positive revelations to that which was reported as negative, results in most never realizing something worked or is working. This includes the msm that supposedly follows what's going on in the world.



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