Saturday, February 02, 2008

How Bad is Bush?

So bad that not even George Bush can convince the Germans to go to war.

ba - boom.

Ok, so behind the bad humor is the reality of what Bush has done to US influence in the world. Germany has refused a US request to send troops to southern Afghanistan. Not even Iraq, but Afghanistan, the country the world wanted us to invade and fix. Germany has over 3000 soldiers in Afghanistan, but they're in the northern provinces, fairly secure areas. NATO (i.e., US) wants more troops in that country, but nobody's stepping up. Even worse, we're spending lots of time trying to talk countries that ARE there into staying.


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

That's right. There is a raging debate now in Canada as to the future of their peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan. Canadians feel that they are being asked to cover for the United States, which of course is more urgently occupied elsewhere--in Iraq(!). In other words, they feel that they are enabling the Iraq misadventure.

I can't imagine where they would've gotten that impression.

7:37 PM  

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