Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Karzai and Bush - payback's a bitch

By Libby

I didn't get around to blogging this story on the Bush-Karzai summit but I thought this photo said it all and fortunately Cernig picked it up and wrote a brilliant post about it. You should read his analysis but here's the key quotes from the pre-summit.
1. "The security situation in Afghanistan over the past two years has definitely deteriorated. The Afghan people have suffered. Terrorists have killed our schoolchildren. They have burned our schools. They have killed international helpers."

2. "We are not closer (to catching bin Laden), we are not further away from it. We are where we were a few years ago."

3. "So far, Iran has been a helper (in the fight against terrorism)."

That would explain the sour look on Georgie's face. He's accustomed to the kowtowing Maliki as his foil. Karzai effectively said, eff you, it's your problem -- live with it. That happened a couple of days ago. Now today, Pakistani president Musharaff bagged out on Karzai's peace summit and the latest breaking news has Musharaff contemplating declaring a state of emergency because Obama mentioned he might be willing to chase down terrorists on the Pakistan border.

Wow. Musharaff is so freaked out by an off hand statement by a second place Democrat that he has to cancel out on a party organized by the guy that just pissed off our Imperial Leader two days ago. If the White House didn't write that one, they certainly couldn't have aksed for better. I think we safely put Musharaff on the kowtow list.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have satellite capabilities that allow for someone to count the freckles on someone's nose and we can't catch one guy holed up in some wasteland? What is up with that?

11:08:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I figure they don't really want to catch him. He's much useful as a threat than as a captive.

8:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, gotta keep that ole war machine running. God forbid we should have a little peace in the world.

10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karzai and al maliki will both be gone by year's end. Karzai for this, al maliki for saying the troops could leave at any time (even though he quickly retracted the remark)

1:17:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Exactly Rocky.

Maliki is likely to be gone for a number of reasons Lester. I'm not sure Karzai would be so easy to dislodge. He looked shaky last year but he's feeling stronger these days. I think he cut some deals with the warlords. His economy depends on heroin. He would have had to really.

7:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've essentially won the iran iraq war for iran 20 years after the fact.

12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL. Good point Lester

3:02:00 PM  

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