or last year's spring cleaning a little late. Whatever...
Had a big pile of stuff I hang on to for awhile and weeks or months later it really needs to be tossed, but before I do I want to share a paragraph with you from last October's Imprimis from Hillsdale College written by John Bolton.
"And the path he chooses to take in Afghanistan is going to be significant, not least because of the consequences it will have in Pakistan.
Our interests in Pakistan are even more acute than in Afghanistan, and the potential risks to the United States and to our allies even graver. The reason is that if radical Islamists are able to create enough chaos inside Pakistan to enable them to take control of the government, they will immediately come into possession of a substantial arsenal of nuclear weapons. This would lead to a greater risk of conflict on the Indian subcontinent and also increase the chance that these weapons will fall into the hands of terrorist groups. So our national interest is not simply preventing al-Qaeda and the Taliban from returning to their safe havens in Afghanistan. The cross-border nature of Taliban and al-Qaeda activities requires us to work even harder to ensure that Pakistan's nuclear capabilities don't fall into the wrong hands."
There's more, of course, and they make note of "An audio version of Imprimis is available online at hillsdale.edu/imprimis." I have no idea how long they archive articles, but maybe it's still there. I'll check it out.
At any rate, with all the crap, can't think of another word for it, that's going on in Washington, it's easy to forget or ignore really big issues such as this one and the consequences of the Obama foreign policy.
Wonder what that transparent meeting tomorrow will bring--
ps-I checked it out. Just go to the above address, click on Archives. The date to search is October 2009. It's right there.