Tuesday, August 19, 2003
how many troops? http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11485-2003Aug18.html
Howard Dean got pilloried for being about 10% off in his estimate of U.S. troop strength in Iraq. Do you think we'll see the same reaction to the guy who actually is president for not even knowing if U.S. troop strength in Afghanistan is up or down compared to a year ago?
The real problem is that the Afghanistan war is getting such little attention - I imagine that Bush knows exactly how many troops are in Iraq. The President had near universal support for the war on Afghanistan - including support of Howard Dean. But as Bush pursues his neocon-driven fantasies about reshaping the middle east, Afghanistan becomes more and more of a threat to us. The Al-Qaeda friendly Taliban have already retaken a province.
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