Monday, August 15, 2011

quote of the day

We should bring our troops home from Afghanistan this year.  No previous foreign power that has tried to work its will in Afghanistan has succeeded--not Alexander the Great, not the Mongols, not the British, and not the Russians , who , after nine years of fighting, had sent some 25,000 of their soldiers home in coffins.  The soviet treasury was emptied and the Soviet Union collapsed.  Even if it were desirable for us to stay a decade more, we simply cannot afford to do so.

--George McGovern


Kay Dennison said...

Hallelujah and Amen!!! And that's why at the height of Watergate, my 1966 Triumph GT-6+ sported this bumper sticker:

Don't blame me, I voted for McGovern!

Dick Klade said...

You are absolutely correct.

Raksha said...

Maybe you've heard the saying, "Afghanistan is where empires go to die." Looks like we're right on schedule!