'Huge Uncertainty' In Afghanistan

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    -- An Interview With Max Boot, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, Council On Foreign Relations

    President Obama has withdrawn the last of the so-called 30,000 "surge troops" he sent to Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010, but Max Boot, a veteran military analyst for CFR, says there are "huge uncertainties about the outcome" in the country. He says that "we certainly do not have the sense of victory in sight that we saw in Iraq when the surge troops were pulled out of there." Even though President Obama campaigned in 2008 on a platform of bolstering forces in Afghanistan, "he has done very little to rally public support for the war effort, again because I think he's fundamentally ambivalent about the war himself," Boot says. He also says there are significant questions about long-term U.S. commitment "because neither President Obama nor [Republican presidential nominee] Governor Mitt Romney is eager to talk about Afghanistan."

    Read more ....'Huge Uncertainty' in Afghanistan - Council on Foreign Relations

    My Comment: A culture of corruption, tribalism, religious sectarianism coupled with poverty and a economy that is still solely based on foreign aid and drugs has .... after 11 years .... still the status quo in Afghanistan. But on the bright side .... millions of children and young adults now know how to read, and many Afghans have now had a glimpse that life can be better than what they have been living with for the past thousand plus years.

    I fear that all I can see is the same fate there as is happening in Iraq. :cool:
     
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    Terrorism in Afghanistan increasing...
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    Karzai: Terrorism in Afghanistan 'Has Not Gone Away. It Has Increased'
    October 1, 2012 - "The reason for the NATO and American intervention in Afghanistan was terrorism," Afghan President Hamid Karzai told the CBS program "60 Minutes" in a report that aired on Sunday. But, he added, "Terrorism has not gone away. It has increased."
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    Top U.S. Commander in Afghanistan: We’re Willing to Fight – But ‘Not Willing to Be Murdered'
    October 1, 2012 - Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, says he's "mad as hell" about the increasing number of insider attacks, in which Afghan soldiers and police murder the Americans who are trying to train them.
     
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    Afghanistan: Where Empires go to Die.
     
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    The Taliban knew when the troops were coming, how many they were, where they were going to be, and knew when they were leaving. And this was supposed to be successful how? If I were a Taliban I would have just taken a vacation until the extra troops went back home.
     
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    Uncertainty in Afghanistan...
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    Afghan Army’s Turnover Threatens U.S. Strategy
    October 15, 2012 — The first thing Col. Akbar Stanikzai does when he interviews recruits for the Afghan National Army is take their cellphones.

     
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    Why are we still dicking around over there?
     
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    There is no uncertainty in Afghanistan. They know exactly what they are doing and are quite certain of what they want to do.
     
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    It's certain Obama has handed Afghan Security back over to Al Qaeda and the Taliban
     
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    It's certain that NATO can't take Afghanistan, mainly because the US army blows chunks big time.
     
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    ^^^^^ You are the only one blowing chunks retard. :cuckoo:
     
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