My strategy for the next 6 months in Afghanistan? Kill as many Talibs as possible, declare victory, then leave.
But that won’t happen, as now Afghanistan has become a defining factor in what happens in the next US presidential election. Admitting that it was a bad idea in the first place means losing the election for the current president.
Can we win? Yes. If you mean militarily defeating the Taliban, though some are now saying we’re even losing in that sense. Is it worth it? Ask yourself: Is what worth it? What will change when we leave? Not much.
Recently, British General David Richards–who’s about to be the top commander of British forces, stated that Britain will be in Afghanistan for 40 years.
And he’s right. This is going to make Iraq look like a cakewalk.
In finishing I’ll quote from an Associated Press column, written by Anne Gearan:
The United States has spent more than $220 billion since the US-led invasion of 2001, plus billions more toward aid and development projects. By the United States’ own admission, much of the aid money was wasted.
Obama’s supporters–so vehemently against the winnable and worth winning war in Iraq–remain remarkably silent on the senseless quagmire in Afghanistan.