Ya just gotta make sure you bet (or try to fix the race) for the right horse…posted by Bill Arnett @ 8:50 AM Permalink …which I am sure many in our government recognize, everybody but bush, of course.
This NYT editorial does sum up our Afghanistan, Taliban, Pakistani problem nicely, but with the expectation of bush diplomacy (an oxymoron of the first class I think) resolving the problem:
Both countries have a common and increasingly urgent interest in rolling back the power of Al Qaeda and the Taliban and working together to promote democracy and development in Pakistan. President Bush needs to persuade Pakistan’s leaders of that — and he needs to do it now, before Al Qaeda and the Taliban get any stronger.Counting on bush in a situation such as this is equivalent to wishing with one hand and stacking horse excrement in the other to see which fills up first.
I'm just sayin'.