Friday, July 30, 2010

Why Is Afghanistan Not An Issue In The Midterm Elections

INDIRECT ATTACK - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clarence Washington takes accountability after an indirect fire attack in Qalat City in Zabul province, Afghanistan, July 27, 2010. There were no coalition forces casualties during the attack. Washington is a Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul security forces squad leader. Team members regularly prepare and train for indirect and direct fire attacks to ensure security and accountability during real world incidents. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathanael Callon

In Midterm Elections, Afghan War Barely Surfaces -- New York Times

BENSALEM, Pa. — Asked what he considers the major issues in this year’s midterm Congressional elections, Claude Nicolas, 24, paused from munching on a sushi roll and crisply ticked off three: jobs, the economy and immigration.

The war in Afghanistan? “Wow, I didn’t think of that,” he replied, almost sheepishly. “That’s definitely a factor of how not on the public radar it is. It’s gone on so long people are tired of it.”

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My Comment:
The main stream media is giving a pass on this issue for both President Obama and the Democrat Congress. But with a lousy and declining economy, immigration .... and jobs, jobs, jobs .... there is a lot on the plate and Afghanistan is just a minor diversion .... for now.

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