Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Arnett: "Let Afghanistan take care of Afghanistan"

Republican congressional candidate Dan Arnett made the following statement in an article in the Sunday edition of the McAlester News-Capital.
“In Arizona, the government isn’t protecting our border,”  Arnett said.

“That’s an area where the government isn’t doing its job. I would like to see the government step up and do its job.”

Arnett knows how he would like to see that accomplished.

“Get our men and women out of Afghanistan and bring them back to our own borders,” Arnett said. “Let Afghanistan take care of Afghanistan.” [emphasis mine]

Arnett is one of six Republican candidates for the 2nd Congressional District, currently held by Democrat Congressman Dan Boren. The other GOP contenders are Daniel Edmonds, Howard Houchen, Charles Thompson, and last-minute candidates Raymond Wickson, and Chester Falling. State Sen. Jim Wilson is the lone Democrat candidate running against Congressman Boren.


  1. Is this the 'big mistake' that you mentioned, Jamison? Would you mind explaining why you think this is a big mistake?

  2. Yes, this is what I consider to be a mistake.

    First of all, our troops are in Afghanistan for a reason. Rather than crippling them by tying their hands behind their back, or just abandoning the mission (and thus nullifying the tremendous sacrifice they have given), we should be supporting our troops and giving them the tools and leeway necessary to win.

    Second, Dan Boren has the war chest to blast apart any candidate who makes statements such as these.

    Third, for those who have a short memory, Afghanistan was taking care of Afghanistan just a few short years ago, and it resulted in thousands of dead Americans in New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I'm not saying we should permanently be over there, but we have a mission and a reason for being over there.


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