They report Democrats, however, were reserved and nuanced in their statements after a bipartisan, bicameral meeting at the White House.
Get this, they also report the meeting demonstrated that if Obama decides not to seek additional troops, he and the Democrats who back him will be criticized for not supporting the decisions of his commanders on the ground. Ouch! that there is an unusual twist, Republicans sought to provide Obama with political cover should he increase troop levels. More HERE
You know Code Pink, the group founded in 2002 to oppose the US invasion of Iraq. Damn, now as reported by the Christan Science Monitor, the women's antiwar groups being forced to rethink its position as Afghan women explain theirs: Without international troops, they say, armed groups could return with a vengeance – and that would leave women most vulnerable.
Though Afghans have their grievances against the international troops' presence, chief among them civilian casualties, many fear an abrupt departure would create a dangerous security vacuum to be filled by predatory and rapacious militias. Many women, primary victims of such groups in the past, are adamant that international troops stay until a sufficient number of local forces are trained and the rule of law established. (Read more about Afghan women's concerns here.)AAPP: I guess we can add Code Pink into the mix of groups following the Republicans and now supporting the war. Holy shit, what the hell is wrong with this country? What strange bedfellows!