On not finishing the job

We all know Iraq is where we’re supposed to be focused. Without said focus, we want the terrorists to win. Got it. But the Bush administration should be ashamed for allowing Afghanistan to get back to this point:

Taliban militants have hacked off the ears and noses of three Afghan drivers captured helping American forces.

Obviously we can’t stop every attack like this, but it highlights how little commitment the administration has that it moved on before standing up a free, stable society in Afghanistan. Mission accomplished, heckuva job, Brownie, and all that.

Via Andrew Sullivan