Monday, December 7, 2009

Quote of the day

Brought to you by Tom Friedman:

And I came home and just said to myself, does the president understand? This is nation-building. This is nation-building 101 in the most fragmented country in the world.

We're talking about Afghanistan. And we're talking about America in the middle of the great recession.

I feel like we're like an unemployed couple who just went out and decided to adopt a special needs baby. You know, I mean, that's really kind of what we're doing. And that's like, whoa, you know. That terrifies me.


  1. You can't say it any plainer than that.

  2. It still bemuses me that people insist on calling the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan "wars." Our forces won the wars years ago. They did their jobs. It's these occupations we're losing.

  3. Yeah now Old Tom wants to be against occupation and warfare? I don't listen to Old Tom SUCK. ON. THIS.


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