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Jan 21 2006
02:10 pm

Just ran across this on WashPost.com:

Keeping The Progress Going
Afghanistan May Need More of Our Help Than Iraq
By Harold Ford Jr.

Saturday, January 21, 2006; Page A19

I returned recently from a six-day trip to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan inspired by the progress that has been made in the region. Afghans and Iraqis yearn for a new beginning predicated on freedom. In both places, the keys to a new future are identical: better security and improved services. Each country is at a different point in its development on both of these fronts, and each is at an important crossroads.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Afghanistan stands at a more difficult and precarious junction than does Iraq. With a smaller U.S. military presence, Afghanistan is bracing for a larger NATO role in administering services and policing provinces and borders. This transition comes just as the insurgency in Afghanistan is gaining momentum.

Sounds reasonable...as does the rest of the article, which includes criticisms of Bush on the domestic spying program and a few other topics.

Why do I still have the uncomfortable feeling that, if elected Senator, Ford might very well decide to side with BushCo a good portion of the time? I wish I weren't hearing anecdotal stories about him traveling around the state talking about being good friends with Dubya. And admittedly, I'm not sure I'll ever forgive him for voting for that goddamned bankruptcy bill (didja know banks can and will charge you a 30% interest rate on your credit card for the slightest of infractions now? We are now a wholly owned subsidiary of MBNA, Inc., the single largest contributor to the Republican Party in 2004...)

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Why do I still have the

Why do I still have the uncomfortable feeling that, if elected Senator, Ford might very well decide to side with BushCo a good portion of the time?

Um, because he pretty much always has, and a leopard never changes his spots?

Anyway, you've nailed why I'll never vote for Junior for anything. Ever. As long as I live.

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