AUTHOR: Arianna Huffington in the Huffington Post
THESIS: Vice President Joe Biden should resign. Why? The war in Afghanistan is bad and Biden knows it
LENGTH: 1,767 words
NUMBER OF SENTENCES NEEDED TO INTRODUCE THE WORD 'RESIGN': 2
APPEARANCES OF THE PHRASE 'WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT': 3
NUMBER OF CLICKS THIS COLUMN WILL DRAW: untold
BEST PHRASES: "Being Greek," "I have an idea," "In other words, wtf?"
THE LAST WORD:
I have no doubt that Joe Biden is a loyal guy -- the question is who deserves his loyalty most? His "team" isn't the White House, but the whole country. And if it becomes clear in the coming days that his loyalty to these two teams is in conflict, he should do the right thing. And quit.
Obama may be no drama, but Biden loves drama. And what could more dramatic than resigning the vice presidency on principle? And what principle could be more honorable than refusing to go along with a policy of unnecessarily risking American blood and treasure -- and America's national security? Now that would be a Whisky Tango Foxtrot moment for the McChrystal crowd -- one that would be a lot more significant than some lame, after-the-fact apology delivered in a too-late-to-matter book.
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