Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Even George Will Got This Right!

They call Afghanistan "the graveyard of empires". The British couldn't hang, the Russians couldn't hang and now, the United States isn't going to hang either. Oh but don't tell that to BHO, the modern day version of LBJ, because he's sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan to, uhhhhhhhhh, I'm not really sure what. Is this a war? Is this a pursuit of Osama Bin Laden? Is this a revenge deal?

You see, for some reason, we are fighting the Taliban. The Taliban is that goofy bunch of bearded religious nuts who want to run Afghanistan like a 15th century kingdom. The Taliban allowed Osama and his band of cave dwelling beheading enthusiasts to live in peace and run around climbing on monkey bars in training to fly jets into buildings. Then, on 9/11/01, when the Saudis wreaked havoc on the United States, we got pissed at the Taliban because they wouldn't turn Osama over. Hey, fellas in the Bush Administration, these guys were kooks. Surprise. So we bombed the shiite out of them, deposed the Taliban, and ran the other way when Osama was cornered at Tora Bora and fled to Pakistan.

Oh well, said the neo-cons. Now's our chance. Invade Iraq. Forget Afghanistan. That was bad enough, but now that Iraq is on the back burner, the new guy, my guy, Barack Obama, has decided to increase the effort in Afghanistan. I have a few questions.

1) What the hell are we doing there?
2) Is there a goal?
3) Why do we support yet another bogus government?
4) Is Afghanistan an anagram for Vietnam?
5) Are you crazy, Barack?

We need to go now. Get the eff out now. This is a disaster waiting to happen. Barack Obama needs to start this whole change thing he promised. And by change, I don't mean Americans dying in Afghanistan instead of Iraq.


Just Kevin... said...

Amen, brother!

Jack Jodell said...

Those are all very appropriate questions, MD, and the answers are obvious. Obama must find a way to win this battle politically. He does so by driving a wedge between AlQaeda and the Taliban, and between Al Qaeda and

Jack Jodell said...

...the rest of the more moderate Muslim world. When he accomplishes that, Al Qaeda will be too busy defending itself to threaten us any longer.