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Heckuva Job, Bushie…Again…


Violence is surging across Afghanistan, as the Taliban steps up attacks on NATO and other peacekeeping troops across the entire nation.  Now the Afghan government is blaming Pakistan for allowing militants to train in that nation and then cross the border to incite violence.  The Pakistanis are denying involvement.  Great, now an already unstable region is even more unstable.

All of which leads to a request for increased forces in the beleaguered nation:

NATO member nations are sending reinforcements to boost their peacekeeping force from 9,000 to 16,000. The force will soon take over in the perilous south in what is set to be the alliance's toughest ground mission in its 57-year history.

With about 23,000 troops, the United States now has its largest force in Afghanistan since the Taliban were ousted for refusing to hand over Osama bin Laden.

Remind me again — we haven't captured Osama Bin Laden or finshed off the Taliban yet, have we? Just once, just one freaking time, could George Bush finish what he's started and do the job right?

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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