ACCUMULATING PERIPHERALS


Carl Levin is not as well informed as might be hoped regarding Afghanistan by mattsteinglass
November 29, 2009, 1:40 pm
Filed under: Afghanistan

Here, via Marc Ambinder, is Sen. Carl Levin today on “Face the Nation”:

LEVIN: It’s very do-able. The Afghans are known to be fighters. And there’s not that kind of ethnic division that existed in Iraq.

Um, yeah. The fact that Afghans are “fighters”…given that we’re fighting Afghans, how is this supposed to be reassuring? And on the ethnic divisions: yikes. This guy has been getting briefed on Afghanistan? Seriously? For eight years? Your average person who read “The Kite Runner” wouldn’t say something as weird as this.

Advertisements

2 Comments so far
Leave a comment

[…] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Matt Steinglass, Tweets Tube. Tweets Tube said: Carl Levin is not as well informed as might be hoped regarding Afghanistan http://bit.ly/53qDZE […]

Pingback by Tweets that mention Matt Steinglass - Accumulating Peripherals – Carl Levin is not as well informed as might be hoped regarding Afghanistan - True/Slant -- Topsy.com

You don’t even have to read The Kite Runner. One look at how many nations — not to mention tribes — have fought and not won in Afghanistan invites fervent prayer for an exit strategy. I’m holding my breath for ours.

Comment by Fran Johns




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: