You probably don't listen to Fred Thompson's radio show every week — especially now that you're busy reading Going Rogue — so for those who missed it, here's the former D.A. Senator's opinion of the war effort in Afghanistan…
"It really doesn't matter how President Obama divides the Afghan baby, how he splits the difference between McChrystal and Biden. Because the war has been lost," Thompson said on his radio show today.
(Barack Obama has a secret Afghan baby??!!?!??)
Ahem. Now, if Fred Thompson had heard Fred Thompson saying that the war has been lost, Fred Thompson would have been outrageously outraged to an outrageous degree. Because here's what Fred Thompson told Sean Hannity in 2007 when Harry Reid suggested that the war in Iraq had been lost…
I [Fred Thompson] asked [a former Army captain] what she thought about this. She said, "How in the world can anyone, any one of our leaders, declare war, declare that the war has been lost when we've got troops in the field? My friends are over there in the field. I know what they think about this."
And, of course, it's just like all other Americans think. The very idea that they would do this and undercut our efforts over there is unprecedented. And it's not only unprecedented; it's awful politics.
But this is different, you see, in so many ways.
When Fred Thompson tells us that the war in Afghanistan has been lost, he's making a legitimate if controversial criticism of specific decisions being made (or not made) by the Obama administration.
Whereas when Harry Reid did that, he was being a Democrat.
Tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Fred Thompson, Harry Reid, Sean Hannity