People Joe Klein Thinks Are Stupid: Ed Schultz and YOU

The irrepressible Robert Greenwald explains why Joe Klein is the stupid one in the debate about taking our troops out of Afghanistan, at Huffington Post:

…Let’s talk about stupid for a minute.

The U.S. has increased troop levels in Afghanistan every year since the initial invasion, and every year we’ve seen an increased level of violence in Afghanistan. President Obama and General Petraeus promised–twice!–that huge troop increases would help “protect the population” of Afghanistan and break Taliban momentum. Yet over the course of their major escalations, the heightened troop levels failed to protect Afghan civilians, who suffered more war-related deaths than the year before. And, according to NATO and the Pentagon’s own statistics and reporting, the estimated number of insurgents is exactly the same as last year, and they continue to grow in geographic and operational reach. After all this failure of troop increases to stem the violence, Secretary Gates just announced another troop increase.

That sounds pretty stupid to me.

American workers are drowning in an economic crisis. Huge numbers of us remain unemployed, and hundreds of thousands are giving up on finding work at all. States all over the country are slashing their social safety nets to shreds, cutting things like health care for kids in poverty, while at the same time the federal government is charging their state an amount larger than their states’ deficits to continue the Afghanistan War. While 68 percent of Americans worry that the war’s costs affect our ability to fix problems here at home, we’re wasting $2 billion a week on a war that’s not making us safer.

That sounds pretty stupid to me…

[continues at Huffington Post]

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IQWEDG6PFI5Y64PGEBKYDSIDY Mark

    This war is beyond stupid. Bin Laden must be laughing at what his little attack that knocked down a few office buildings cost our country. Trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of shattered lives. We can’t even fly with toothpaste anymore for fuck’s sake!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7IQWEDG6PFI5Y64PGEBKYDSIDY Mark

    This war is beyond stupid. Bin Laden must be laughing at what his little attack that knocked down a few office buildings cost our country. Trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of shattered lives. We can’t even fly with toothpaste anymore for fuck’s sake!

  • Toggle

    What’s stupid is a country with mounting unemployment and rising gas & oil and food prices spending over 700 billion dollars on a war they don’t want to win…they just want to have a war so that the military/industrial complex or gang or whatever you want to call the bunch of warmongers behind suppltying troops, weapons and then rebuilding the properties they just destroyed. War is good business. Fire your politicians and tell your soldiers to stand down while it is still remotely possible.

  • Toggle

    What’s stupid is a country with mounting unemployment and rising gas & oil and food prices spending over 700 billion dollars on a war they don’t want to win…they just want to have a war so that the military/industrial complex or gang or whatever you want to call the bunch of warmongers behind suppltying troops, weapons and then rebuilding the properties they just destroyed. War is good business. Fire your politicians and tell your soldiers to stand down while it is still remotely possible.