Skelton making point on Afghanistan with turn of phrase
Sometimes it takes a colorful phrase to get the point across.
In a six-page letter to President Barack Obama, the Missouri Democrat bared his view that General Stanley McChrystal should have the troops and resources he needs for the war.
“The last administration allowed itself to be distracted from the fight forced on us in Afghanistan by the fight it chose in Iraq,” Skelton wrote.
“I believe that this was a strategic mistake, robbing the war in Afghanistan of the necessary resources and resulting in an approach of ‘half-ass it and hope.’ We cannot afford to continue that policy.”
Can bumper stickers be far behind?
Photo credit: Reuters/Joshua Roberts (Skelton on Capitol Hill in 2008)