Tuesday, July 4, 2017

We Don't Need No Steenkeen Ambassadors

A bipartisan delegation of five senators visiting U.S. troops in Afghanistan for the Independence Day holiday issued a stark warning about the Trump administration’s lack of strategy for a military conflict that has dragged on for more than a decade.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) noted with concern that Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has yet to visit the country, and the administration has not yet nominated an ambassador in Kabul.


Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) said the military told him during the delegation that they have become alarmed by this “hollowing out of the State Department.”


[L]awmakers from both parties slammed the lack of a “comprehensive” strategy that goes beyond military action.

Honestly, that's a little unfair. Military action there has pretty much been our only strategy for all of the 21st century.

...but hey, do what you want...you will anyway.

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