Spouting fake "I support our boys" and psuedo-patriotism, many Congresswhores travel to the Afghan "front-lines", especially before elections ..... actually they VERY rarely travel out of the brothel-beer blast enclave citadel of Baghram airbase ..... but nowadays the Pentagoons are cutting all Congressional visitations because of their inability to provide adequate security.
I'm sure our Congresswhores ARE high value targets for the so-called taliban .... and it would be such a pity if some of 'em got their heads blown off ....... a PR catastrophe, to be sure. There'd have to be a day of National Mourning and Arlington Nat'l Cem. televised high-drama.
I recall that one of the UK's royal grand-goslings who was in the British Army had to be yanked outa Afghanistan (despite his own bodyguard detail!) because of similar concerns! Supposedly Prince Phil, the Queen's Royal Consort, of all people, actually broke protocol and invaded the politico-military sphere to get his descendant pulled pronto when "taliban" posters demanding the royal's head (w/ or w/o bodily attachment) started to appear in Pashtunistan ......... the posting was supposedly top secret....but you know how those Brits are ..... (Kim Philby, et al., ad nauseum)
Pentagon caps CODELs to Afghanistan - Austin Wright - POLITICO.com
Congresswhore on the stump:
"There I was on the Afghan coast surrounded by scimitar wielding Taliban terrorists ........who had just slit the throats of 50 Afghan schoolgirls ...... As they charged with their war camels and Iranian-supplied plutonium tipped RPGs were wizzing past my head .... the Air Cavalry warthog gunships made quick work of 'em, and I'm alive to tell this tale today! We have to bring democracy to Afghanistan. We simply must.... for our own children's future!"
"If the race is good, so is the place." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ifRA0Kj-8 [Tavern scene w/ the German girl-captive]