Friday, February 27, 2015

When There Was Hope

Barack Obama greets James Gordon Meek,
Arlington National Cemetery, November 11, 2009.
Yesterday, in light of the lies that John Kerry was caught in courtesy of the testimony of the Director of National Intelligence, I was thinking about the full range of the Obama administration's lies, delusions, policy failures, and Mideast and Northern Africa destabilizations in the arenas of war and peace and foreign affairs, and transparency and disclosure of the same. I recalled this intensely personal article written by a an old Arlington friend and neighbor of ours -- the guy an informed and consummate professional who repeatedly put himself in harm's way -- when there was hope. 

I also learned from a different source yesterday that Afghanistan is a place, unlike any other it would seem, where we can actually have a thin reed of optimism.
Looks like Afghanistan may not be winding down in such a rush, after all.  I'd been predicting that "Harsh Reality" might actually force even our Idealogue In Chief to slow his yank-defeat-from-the-jaws-of-victory rush for the door timetable for withdrawal of US troops, and now it looks like we might actually have a temporary case of Common Sense and slow things down a bit.  I hope so, as certainly Afghanistan needs our presence for a few years, yet, as did Iraq, unfortunately-- and now look:  people being burned alive in cages, beheaded, enslaved by the hundreds, etc. There's an old phrase at the office:  "You may not be interested in War, but War is interested in you."  Not exactly grammatically correct, but it gets the idea across that some of our leaders seem to have lost or never learned.  (Sigh...)
Let's pray for the best.

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