Friday, June 13, 2008

Misallocation of Resources

Nice to see Afghanistan is under control.

A Taliban spokesman, Qari Yousef Ahmadi, said 30 insurgents on motorbikes and two suicide bombers attacked Sarposa Prison and freed about 400 Taliban members.

Abdul Qabir, chief of the Sarposa Prison, also said hundreds of prisoners escaped, but did not provide an exact figure. He said some inmates stayed at the jail, which also held criminals.

The prison attack came just a few hours after Defense Secretary Robert Gates told his counterparts in Europe that NATO members need to bolster their military effort in Afghanistan, where violence has been escalating.

Dramatizing his report, Gates said that for the first time, the monthly total of American and allied combat deaths in Afghanistan had exceeded the toll in Iraq during May.

So while things go to hell in Afghanistan, where the actual terrorist threat was and probably still is harbored, the US tries to get Iraq to let us keep a huge troop presence where we're not wanted. The thought that John McCain wants to continue this policy gives me intestinal cramps.

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