Just why does Bill Frist hate America?

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When Afghan president Hamid Karzai, the Mayor of Kabul, dropped by the White House last month, George Bush appeared to swat around his ubiquitous straw-critics. "I know there's some in your country who wonder or not -- whether or not America has got the will to do the hard work necessary to help you succeed," Bush said.

There must be some that say it -- it's a big country -- but, Bush promised Karzai, "We have got that will, and we're proud of you as a partner," to which the Afghan leader responded with a perfunctory "Wonderful. Great."

Given what great and wonderful support the White House was so recently promising, I wasn't quite sure what to make of it Monday when Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist came out with this gloomy bit of analysis which, if I didn't know better, I'd consider a clear-cut example of the shrillest brand of America-hating:

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