From R. Miller:
Conservatives are abandoning ship! (see below) Frist advocates
giving in to the Taliban and the conservative backlash is just starting!
Frist urges surrendering to the TALIBAN
Mon Oct 02, 2006 at 05:02:30 PM PDT(From the diaries, with some editing — kos)
Bill Frist has just put the final stake in the heart of they myth of Republican toughness on national security.
U.S. Senate majority leader calls for efforts to bring Taliban into Afghan government
Huh? No, really. Huh?
QALAT, Afghanistan U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government.
The Tennessee Republican said he had learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated by military means.
“You need to bring them into a more transparent type of government,” Frist said during a brief visit to a U.S. and Romanian military base in the southern Taliban stronghold of Qalat. “And if that’s accomplished we’ll be successful.”
Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations.
What about Mel Martinez, who was also on the trip?