What Politicians Don’t Understand About The War In Afghanistan

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    This is one of the best assessments of our military efforts in the Middle East of any I've encountered. It centers on Afghanistan but could be dealing with every other country in the area. The general consensus of this writer?

    Afghanistan’s struggle is, and always has been, a local conflict in which the United States offers a bludgeon at best. The Afghan government relies on us to fill its coffers, back its efforts, and grant it international legitimacy. The opposition relies on us to make lethal mistakes to justify their propaganda, filling their coffers and acquiring international legitimacy of a different sort.

    And it's cost us 2,400 lives and countless wounded. For what?

    Read this excellent piece @ What Politicians Don’t Understand About The War In Afghanistan
     
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    Afghanistan nor Iraq should ever have been invaded, it was a colossal mistake from GWB and his English little dog Tony Blair, it was done because of September 11th, yet not ONE of those September 11th perpetrators was from either Afghanistan or Iraq.

    IF they had the testicles Saudi Arabia would have been invaded and then later on Pakistan would have been invaded for the Southern portion Lahore and area harbouring tons of Al-Qaeda. Neither Saudi Arabia or Pakistan are friends of the West and those who foolishly think that they are are, well foolish.
     
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