I am no Obama fan but in all fairness, he does not totally deserve the blame in Afghanistan. He will earn the blame if he continues down the road that produces no progress or results. Theoretically, we are in Afghanistan because terrorists elected to use it as a safe-haven over the years. Like rats, you have find where these people live in order to exterminate them. That is or should be our mission in Afghanistan. All of that is complicated by lack of organized government, illiterate people just trying to survive, a geography that is extremely rough, mountaineous, and supports well the folks who want to hide. The solution, if there is one, is one of resolve and a strong stomach for the price. We lost in Vietnam because we did not have clear cut goals that were measureable or attainable and we did not have the resolve to endure the conditions that must be endured to win. America has no stomach for war anymore and it is doubtful that we could sustain ourselves through another event such as WWII as a nation without ripping ourselves apart over the number of causualties of war. Thus, our resolve starts to be more aligned with keeping the folks happy on the home front than with winning and eradicating this evil from the earth. I suggest that we pass out flyers in the mountains of Afghanistan...you have 48 hours to leave. Once that time is up, we take our bombers and turn those rock piles into powdered sugar. If you can't get rid of the cockroaches, at some point you have to consider burning the house to eliminate the infestations....that has everything to do with resolve. WB
One definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results. We should have learned in Korea that it is not easy to fight in another man’s field. We did it again in Vietnam. We did it again in Afghanistan. We did it again in Iraq.
It has also been said that you can no more win a war that win a hurricane. Blame whoever you want but make a long list and put your name and mine on that list. We elect them.
My feeling is that the guy who votes for war should lead the first charge. That would stop most of it.
You might consider the war was going on for quite a long time before Obama took over...
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