Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona believes that a massive military invasion of Afghanistan is the solution to all of America's woes in that shit-hole of a country. Well imagine that!
"Let's don't have talk of a phased deployment," Kyl said. "We'll send a few troops immediately, and then we'll see what happens, see how it plays out, maybe send some more. That's kind of reminiscent of Vietnam. That escalation, that slow escalation didn't work there. You need to put in everybody you can as quickly as you can and deliver a knockout punch to the enemy."
Why yes - how silly of the ditherers not to see the unbridled, simplistic brilliance of such a plan? I mean it worked like a charm with Bush and Cheney's "shock & awe" invasion of Iraq right?
And of course, to "balance" out the debate, you have the Blue Dog (aka moderate Republican) Democratic Senator from Indiana Evan Bayh there to nod his head like a dashboard bobble head doll and hold hands with Kyl and more or less add to the sickening spectacle of the two of them behaving like teen lovers on their prom date.
If these are the types of "leaders" in Washington, D.C. that the people of this country are relying on to move America forward into the 21st century -- all I have to say is -- we're all fucked.