Update 11/21 --- Click it and the screen will jump down to the article link: The Taliban to Obama and Karzai: We don't care what happens, we're going to keep killing everyone.
Original diary intact here.
Hey, I got a great idea...... Let's head over to The 'Stan and try to stop the corruption.
Hold on...... I got a better idea...... We can get a few RINO's and one Leftist Democrat to pay a visit instead of us...... What could go wrong ?
They left a few days ago......... Let's see if anything happ.........
Ahead of a meeting with Karzai, Sen. John McCain, the senior Republican on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, said he and three of his colleagues will express their concerns about rampant bribery and graft in the Afghan government.
"We are concerned about continuing corruption at all levels of government," McCain said. "We know that without addressing this very serious issue, long-term success is jeopardized."
McCain, who was joined at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul by Sens. Joe Lieberman, Lindsey Graham and Kirsten Gillibrand, said the tens of thousands of U.S., NATO and Afghan troops who have been fighting in Taliban strongholds in the south have made progress in recent months, but significant challenges remain.
But wait...... There's more.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai had a few things to say.
I'm guessing he wasn't all that impressed with our illustrious Senators.
President Hamid Karzai has warned that the US military must scale back operations and reduce "intrusiveness" into Afghan life or risk fueling the Taliban insurgency.
"The Afghan people don't like these raids, if there is any raid it has to be done by the Afghan government within the Afghan laws. This is a continuing disagreement between us."
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who met with Karzai this week as part of a congressional delegation, said he was "just stunned" by the president's remarks.
Items I took from the two articles:
1. Nobody had any shoes thrown at them.
2. The peace lovers sure do love peace.
3. The corruption that exists in The 'Stan pales in comparison to what's going on in DC.
4. No matter what, it's still all Bush's fault.
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Cross-Posted at T.A.S.G.