Jesus please us. Matthew Yglesias informs the world that war-monger Fred Kagan and war booster Michael O'Hanlon want the US to deploy troops to another Muslim country. Not Saudi Arabia, which provided the bulk of the terrorists on 9/11. Not Yemen, which not only provided a national or two, but was also the site of the attack on the USS Cole in 2000. Not Algeria, which has had serial problems with Muslim extremists and military dictatorships. No, Kagan and O'Hanlon, who have pretty much been wrong about everything, now want US forces to occupy Pakistan.
It isn't bad enough we have the on-going tragedy of Iraq, or the Taliban gaining strength in Afghanistan, all the while psychopaths like Bill Kristol and Norman Podhoretz want the United States to attack Iran. Now, with our military at the breaking point, these clowns want troops to be sent to what is, perhaps, the most volatile Muslim country in the world.
This is a "let-me-count-the-ways" moment. One cannot even begin to describe how wrong this is.
The only thing that makes this worse is - these men have no constituency, no accountability, and are tossing around ideas about how to make the United States even more hated, despised, and even more a target of Muslim extremists than before, all the while wasting our money, our military, and who knows how many lives in a mission that has less chance of success than finding Saddam's hidden cache of nuclear weapons.
Maybe I'm going about this all wrong. If I were stupid and wrote insane things for a living, I could get paid a whole lot of money and get my mug on television.