Stop escalation for the sake of escalation….save the world.
Arianna Huffington thinks Joe Biden should resign. All who thought Colin Powell should have resigned leading up to the escalation, should in all logical terms agree. Vice President Joe Biden has always stood against the escalation of the conflict in Afghanistan, and he continues to be the leading voice of opposition to General McChrystal request for an American Armada. From Newsweeks cover story this week by Holly Bailey and Evan Thomas, here is what Vice President Biden Said to a dumbfounded situation room at a National Security meeting at the White House on Sept. 13.
“Can I just clarify a factual point? How much will we spend this year on Afghanistan?” Someone provided the figure: $65 billion. “And how much will we spend on Pakistan?” Another figure was supplied: $2.25 billion. “Well, by my calculations that’s a 30-to-1 ratio in favor of Afghanistan. So I have a question. Al Qaeda is almost all in Pakistan, and Pakistan has nuclear weapons. And yet for every dollar we’re spending in Pakistan, we’re spending $30 in Afghanistan. Does that make strategic sense?” The White House Situation Room fell silent.
Read Ms. Huffington’s article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/why-joe-biden-should-resi_b_320929.html