Just think . . . If GW Bush had simply done his job, the twin towers would
still be standing, and we never would have invaded Iraq.Face it
folks: When Republican win, America loses.That's why Putin
helps Republicans win elections here.
My 1980's & 90's military training taught that wars declared on
entities are winnable but wars declared on ideas can neither be won or lost
because you can't eliminate a concept, be it a war on poverty, drugs, or a
tactic like blitzkrieg. That philosophy went out the window when President Bush
declared war on terror.Politicians like to declare war on ideas
because it gives them a "blank check" without having to declare a
concrete objective. Hence we moved the focus from Afghanistan to Iraq as part
of the “war on terror”. Had the Nation “focused like a
laser” on Afghanistan the war would have been done long ago, with a
similar presence to the one we maintain in Kuwait. And Iraq? With
a National focus on Afghanistan, we wouldn’t have spent our lives and
treasure in Iraq only to hand the non-Kurdish portion of the country over to
It's personally sad, astounding, and stupid.
A war without an objective, 6,000 days in===== I'll
give you the objective -- $2.2 Trillion "industrial military complex"
profit, objective.Wars are no longer about war and peace, right or wrong, good or evil, but are about FOR-profits....
John...... we stay so that we don't provide safe sanctuary to terrorist,
like those that plotted 9/11 and then then taliban government would do nothing
to prevent them from doing like acts again.At sometime regardless of
nationality or religion, you can't just stand by and turn your back on the
slaughter of the innocent - though we do have a history of doing just that.
We should reflect on whether it is time to get out. What are we accomplishing?
What might we accomplish if we stay? How much is it currently costing? We should
ask the questions and decide if we should stay.
Trump rightly called out Obama for not having a definitive plan for Afghanistan.
In Iraq the Obama administration decided that they needed to make the Iraqi
forces the spearhead of the fight against ISIS. It took nearly two years for
Iraq to build up military forces trained well enough to take on the fight - but
in the end - they did - and the tribesmen learned to respect and fear the new
Iraqi military. It again was painful to watch and wait, but ultimately was the
right decision.In Afghanistan no like policy seemed coalesced. And
the Trump administration is having its own issues trying to come together with a
strategy there, Pakistan, and Syria. Lines have been drawn, and crossed, with
little action. Chemical weapons are still being used - and we do nothing. The
region has proven to be a challenge even for the master negotiator.....