Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chaffetz Mocks Neocons On Afghanistan: ‘There’s Always An Argument To Stay There Forever’

Neocons and right-wing war hawks have been attacking their Republican colleagues recently for expressing doubts about carrying on the wars in Libya and particularly Afghanistan. The neocons have alleged that Republicans calling for withdrawal from Afghanistan are drifting toward “isolationism.”

That fight was on full display on CNN last night when neocon Wall Street Journal oped writer Bret Stephens took on Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) for questioning the U.S. presence in Afghanistan. “The grownups have left the field of the Republican Party,” Stephens said mockingly. Chaffetz fired back, saying the neocons are presenting a plan to stay in Afghanistan “forever”:

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