Thursday, November 05, 2009

Buchanan: If we're about to abandon these people, we owe them some truth

(TakiMag) -- ..."In this world it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, but to be a friend is fatal,” said Henry Kissinger. The army of South Vietnam and the Saigon government, the boat people of the South China Sea and the million victims of Pol Pot’s genocide can testify to that before the judgment seat of history

Thus the daily attacks on Afghan President Hamid Karzai—who sat beside Laura Bush as guest of honor at the 2002 State of the Union and got a standing ovation—as the corrupt ruler of a corrupt regime, whose brother, a narcotics trafficker, has been on the CIA’s payroll, seems a signal that the ritual is about to begin. The Karzai brothers should probably read up on the fate of the Diem brothers. Yet never has an ally been more egregiously insulted in wartime than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s insulting of the Pakistanis on her “fence-mending” trip last week. In a meeting with editors, Hillary was asked why the United States was focusing its Predator strikes in the war on terror so heavily upon Pakistan. Said Hillary, “Al-Qaida has had safe haven in Pakistan since 2002. ... 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.” This is charging the Pakistani government, army and intelligence services with cowardice or collusion with bin Laden and al-Qaida in the war on terror. That it was made within hours of the bloodiest in a long series of terror attacks that have killed hundreds of Pakistanis only magnifies the insult...

And if we are going to abandon these people, as we have so many others in the past, let us at least tell them, and ourselves, the truth. We didn’t know what we were getting into. We don’t have the stomach for a long war. We’re sorry we got you into this. Your big mistake was in trusting us. You folks should have known better...LINK
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Libertarian Today editor’s note: No honor, no loyalty, no principles beyond the quest for money, power and secular authoritarianism…that’s what the Bushcons, the Neocons, and the two-party establishment that lied America into its current Middle East quagmire are all about; and that’s what Neolibs Hillary, Obama, Emanuel and Axelrod are all about as well. And now that the blundering giant has drunkenly rampaged through the Mideast for years on end to no avail, it is finally sobering and backing for the door.

With successive generations of leadership like this, Americans wonder why the boor will soon be returning home to a country that increasingly resembles a broken down toilet? -- Chris Moore

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