US Ambassador Ryan Crocker apparently believes that a Taliban twenty-hour assault on Kabul’s diplomatic quarter in which twenty-seven people died is “no big deal.”  Maybe not for him but it was apparently a big deal for the Afghans who were killed.  Crocker, who has always known just what to say to make reality go away in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, wants everyone to believe that the Afghans are ready to assume security responsibility in their country because that is what President Obama wants the American people to believe.  Not that it really matters.  The BS artist who turns out to be our next president, whoever that might be, will inevitably convince the public that “we have to fight them over there so we won’t have to do it over here,” guaranteeing a US presence in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future.