Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Haven't We Heard This Excuse Before?

AP: Afghan officials hope President Barack Obama's address on Afghanistan won't be weighted too heavily on an exit strategy – even though that's the message many Americans and Democrats in Congress want to hear.
If he talks extensively in his speech Tuesday night about winding down the war, Afghans fear the Taliban will simply bide their time until the Americans abandon the country...

1 - The whole point of an exit "strategy" is to leave the country in a favorable position for them to defend themselves. It's the complete opposite of abandonment.

2 - Do they think we live in a fish bowl and have no short term memory? This is the same fucking excuse we heard from the chickenhawks about leaving Iraq before we won something or other. Al-Qaeda would just wait it out.

3 - Afghan "officials" (yeah, I'm talking to you, Hamid Karzai) might want to worry a little more about their country not supplying the world with 95% of its heroin and a little less about our exit strategy and what President Obama might say in his address tomorrow.

I don't know about you, but I'm getting pretty tired of everyone looking for the United States to be the policeman of the world, especially when  don't see anyone too eager to dig into their pockets and pony up the dough to do it. I think those guys in the light blue helmets should step in and make with the peacekeeping while we should step out and get our shit together.

1 comment:

Wolfe Tone said...

Sort of a modified version of the "Domino Theory" and Vietnam.