Discussion in 'Afghanistan' started by Coyote, Oct 6, 2009.
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The answer is the same today as it was back in 2001: there is no ‘winning.’
It’s preputial war for the sake of politics, having nothing to do with fighting ‘terrorism,’ ‘helping’ the Afghan people, or ‘protecting’ America.
We failed to learn the lesson of Vietnam and we’re repeating that same mistake in Afghanistan.
The Taliban will wait patiently for the Americans to leave just as the Vietnamese waited patiently for the French, then the Japanese, then French again, then finally the Americans to leave.
And when we do leave Afghanistan the Taliban will take over – again.
So the question is not what does "winning" mean when it comes to what we are doing in Afghanistan, the real question is will we at last learn from our mistakes in Vietnam and Afghanistan, or will we make the same mistake a third time somewhere else.
A-stan was "won" when UBL and Al Qaeda fled from there into Pakistan.
There is no reason to stay in A-stan any longer.
I suppose the Pentagon fears that Al Qaeda will return if the US leaves it however.
Al Qaeda has fled to black Africa now.
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