Quote of the day

The National Review's Andrew Stuttaford gets frustrated with the administration's policy on Afghanistan.

By Alex Koppelman
Published February 27, 2007 9:45PM (EST)

"Who is losing Afghanistan?

"George W. Bush, that's who. His watch. His administration. His incompetence. His arrogance. His failure to learn from failure.

"I wish I could say that I was surprised by this latest report from Aghanistan, but I'm not ... As I've said time and time before, the decision by the Bush administration to prioritize the drug war ahead of the war against the Taliban is, of course, madness. It's time for the Brits to take a stand, and announce that either Bush's drug warriors leave Afghanistan or Britain's troops do. Ninety days would seem to be adequate warning." -- Andrew Stuttaford, writing in the Corner, the blog of the conservative National Review magazine.

Ouch. To borrow from an old phrase, "Even the conservative National Review ..." That's got to embolden the enemy.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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