The PJ Tatler

On the president's Afghanistan speech - 'nation building here at home'

I was mostly (albeit ambivalently) with him until this line:

“We must focus on nation building here at home.”

Huh? The preceding lines had been about “investing” in infrastructure and so forth, which is obvious code for spending even more.

Sorry, Mr. President, but I’m inclined to take the check book out of your hands at the first opportunity. You have shown that you can’t be trusted to handle the nation’s finances responsibly. Call it “nation building” if you want, though I consider that an insult to the generations who have built the nation and bequeathed it to us. Call it anything, but it adds up to more irresponsible spending. So, no.