On Morning Joe today, there was basically a rehash of last week's stories and weekend political shows. One thing new is that Secretary Gates is now saying we might be in Afghanistan until 2016. I agree with Pat Buchanan -- a Republican candidate for 2012 ought to make this a campaign issue. This war has become purely political, and it ought to be brought to the forefront of the public's mind until it's resolved. The problem is that the status quo in the political realm has created so many problems, the public doesn't have the time or energy to focus on any one particular problem -- the problems all run togther and overwhelm the average person with plenty of personal problems to worry about.
There was also talk on the first part of the show about the budget showdown and, of course, how Obama's popularity is holding up and how no Republican is likely to beat him -- you know, real important stuff. It looks like Joe Scarborough might have to run afterall.
One more thing, it was reported the Republican and Democrat senators are pushing for a no-fly zone in Libya, led by America. We not only need a new president, we need to clean out congress. Any politician recommending military action in Libya should be kicked out of office as soon as possible. The opposite should be happening -- we should get completely out of the Middle-East and every country in which we have a military presence. We can't be the World Police anymore. It's over.