Noticed this tidbit in Afghanistan airstrikes highest since July 2008:
Over Iraq, the use of bombs continues to be rare. AFCent reported only two bombs were dropped in 742 sorties in October.
Two bombs in a month.
After the elections in 2006, Nancy Pelosi said this about Iraq:
We cannot continue down this catastrophic path. And so we say to the president, ‘Mr. President, we need a new direction in Iraq. Let us work together to find a solution to the war in Iraq.’
“I assume that the war in Afghanistan is over, or is the contention that you have that it continues?” she said to a reporter.
A few moments later, she said: “This isn’t about the duration of the war. The war in Afghanistan is over.”
The war that was “over” more than four years ago sees the most bombs dropped, 647, in the past 15 months and the war on the “catastrophic path”, the one where she fought tooth and nail to surrender or at least prevent the “surge”, saw two.
Let’s just keep that in mind as this crowd decides what to do in Afghanistan.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, Instapundit publishes this observation from a reader:
The towers fell in New York on 9/11/01, Kabul fell to American led forces on 11/14/01. That’s 65 days.
President Obama’s hand-picked replacement commander in Afghanistan, GEN McChrystal, delivered his Afghanistan war plans to President Obama on 8/30/09, and President Obama hasn’t acted on his General’s recommendations as of today, 11/11/09. That’s 73 days, and waiting.