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Hard Work

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ont size="2">Does anybody remember Afghanistan?  Y'know, that first middle-eastern country to experience the shocking and awful military might of the Bush Crime Family's meat-grinding machine?  Osama bin Forgotten's supposed original base of operation and training ground?  The Taliban?  Opium capitol of the world?

Ring a bell?

It's easy to forget that first foray in the never-ending terror wars, given the horror, torture, trauma, and carnage the giggling killer brought to Iraq, but US forces have been in Afghanistan now for nearly eight years.  Almost twice as long as our involvement in World War Two.  And what has been accomplished? 

Osama is still (possibly deliberately) at large, the opium trade is flourishing as never before, the Taliban has risen from the near-dead to torment the puppet Karzai and his pretend "democracy," and the violence is rising faster than the summer temperatures. 

"On Tuesday at least 24 people were killed in different attacks across the country" according to the AP . The global financial news agency RTT reports that a "bomb blast killed eight civilians traveling on a bus in western Afghanistan and a bomb killed three children in Kandahar Province."
More than 1,200 people have been killed in Afghanistan this year, the Associated Press estimates. NATO officials claim that the surge in violence is related in part to the recent peace deals between the Pakistani government and the rebels in that country, which guarantee a safe haven for Taliban fighters, who then cross the border to launch attacks in Afghanistan.
So how does President Chucklenutz respond to yet another failed and lengthy military mess in the Mideast?  The LA Times had this to say: "After the bloodiest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan since the war began, President Bush conceded today that June was 'a tough month,' and said he may send more soldiers to join the battle against a resurgent Taliban. 'Our troops are taking the fight to a tough enemy,' the president said in a Rose Garden press conference, adding that June also has been 'a tough month for the Taliban.' "

Really? How so? Awash in drug money, saturated with weapons, fighting on home territory when and where they choose . . . this equals a "tough month?"


So. How can our Fearless Leader respond to this ongoing "hard work" of other people killin' and dyin' and torturin' and stuff like that?  Lemme think . . . He already gave up golf, sort of; maybe he could abstain from cheeseburger pizza and chili fries?  Or ping pong?  Yeah -- that's it.  Perhaps he could quit ping pong.

When you are The Decider -- the War President fighting for Truth, Justice and All That Other Important Stuff -- you learn to make sacrifices.

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Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few (more...)
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