An overwhelming majority–59 percent–of the American people think that with Osama bin Laden dead, it is time to bring our troops home from our nearly decade-long war in Afghanistan according to the newest Gallup poll.
I don’t know which of the two great absurdities about this situation is more amazing to me.
- The fact that we are still fighting this purposeless war with no clear objective despite the American people wanting to bring the troops home, or
- the fact that we are having a debate in Washington about reducing the deficit yet ending the unpopular $100 billion a year war isn’t accepted by everyone as a great way to cut spending.
The debate among the politicians in Washington isn’t just totally disconnected from regular people, it is disconnected from reality itself.