But although we had near a decade of the most miserable, piss-poor, inexcusably weak effort alongside the loftiest American promises in re Afghanistan, AN ENTIRE FUCKING YEAR has been wasted by the guy who swore to correct it.
I'm not without sympathy for those who are given to clean up the last guy's shit pile. I'm not. But a year frittered away, to leave most of it in the litter box?
That's just wrong. Really, really wrong.
Fri Oct 30, 01:03:00 AM EDT
Clinton minces no words on Pakistan visit
12:00 AM CDT on Friday, October 30, 2009
From wire reports
ISLAMABAD – In a series of contentious public appearances in Pakistan, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton challenged the country to defend its territory from extremists and bluntly asked why the government was unable to find top terrorist leaders.
To journalists, on the reported presence inside Pakistan of Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders:
I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn't get them if they really wanted to."
To college students, on whether their government should move against militants, as it has in South Waziristan:
If you want to see your territory shrink, that's your choice."
To a woman in Lahore, who asked why the U.S. should be trusted after past perceived betrayals:
It's difficult to go forward if we're always looking in the rearview mirror."