A new proposal for the Pakistani crisis:
A new and classified American military proposal outlines an intensified effort to enlist tribal leaders in the frontier areas of Pakistan in the fight against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, as part of a broader effort to bolster Pakistani forces against an expanding militancy, American military officials said.
Is there any crisis, worldwide, in which our ultimate solution is NOT to arm random groups of people with weapons that we all know will not be tracked and will undoubtedly end up being used against us in our next glorious struggle?
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The big $64,000 question for me has to do with “blowback.”
Given the cost of our grand adventure in Iraq, which I foolishly supported, shouldn’t that be the $2.4 trillion question?
Although I hear the Pakistanis will greet us as liberators and the inevitable war will pay for itself.