The people of Afghanistan have endured violence for decades. They have
been confronted with occupation – by the Soviet Union, and then by
foreign al Qaeda fighters who used Afghan land for their own purposes.
So tonight, I want the Afghan people to understand – America seeks an
end to this era of war and suffering. We have no interest in occupying
your country. We will support efforts by the Afghan government to open
the door to those Taliban who abandon violence and respect the human
rights of their fellow citizens. And we will seek a partnership with
Afghanistan grounded in mutual respect – to isolate those who destroy;
to strengthen those who build; to hasten the day when our troops will
leave; and to forge a lasting friendship in which America is your
partner, and never your patron.
John wants to know why they’re pissed, and this is why, and this is all it’s about:
THEY NEVER WANTED TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT AGAIN EVER AT ALL.
Once they put their flags down and went back to work, they weredone, man. They have the story they need to tell in their heads, and it’s about how Bush saved the people of Afghanistan with his freedom missiles. They didn’t want to have to do the messy clean-up. They never do. These are the dicks that trash the party and then slither out and leave you to clean up all the broken glass and vomit. Then the next day they’re all, “Hey, bro, when we doin’ that again, huh? Bitchin'” and then make some comment about a co-worker’s tits.