Bring “people who call themselves Taliban” into the Afghan government? Oh, yeah. That should go over well with the base, don’t you think?
Those reports about high lead concentrations in the DC water supply must be true.
Update He’s backing off now, of course. But note that he says he was “quoted out of context” not “misquoted.” I can’t imagine any context in which incorporating “people who call themselves Taliban” into the Afghan government would be anything but a disastrous idea.
Second update Glenn Reynolds, obviously exhausted by his brief flirtation with reality, accepts Frist’s “clarification” as proof that the AP got the story wrong, rather than that Frist pulled his hand back quickly after touching a hot stove.