Sen. Patrick Toomey's ostensible commitment to smaller government and fiscal responsibility crumbles against Republican politics and conservative dogma with respect to Afghanistan: His hollow rhetoric confirms a disappointing appetite for at least fifteen years of costly failure.
Sen. Toomey (waving goodbye to campaign promises, right) will have other chances to vindicate his claims about devotion to limited government -- with respect to issues such as drug warriors, the Fourth Amendment, the military budget and regulation of abortion, for example -- but he has failed an early opportunity to walk his talk.
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