This is something which people from both the left and the right can agree. Or at least we can agree that this country isn’t talking enough about this. This morning I awoke to yet another tragic headline.
In 2008 Obama seemed to deem the conflict in Afghanistan the “good” conflict and the one in Iraq the bad one. Nearly 4 years later we see we’re almost completely out of Iraq, (our exit was precisely according to Bush’s timeline) and we’re still in Afghanistan. …….. doing what?
As I recall, we went there hunting Bin Laden, with the stated goal of dismantling the al-Qaeda terrorist organization and ending its use of Afghanistan as a base.. Well, Bin Laden hadn’t been there for some time. He was in neighboring Pakistan. Well, we found him and dispatched him to eternity. Justice served, or as close as we’ll get to it on earth. We can also acknowledge that al-Qaeda doesn’t confine itself within the confines of one nation. We can no more dismantle al-Qaeda by occupying Afghanistan than we can by maintaining a military presence in Texas.
I’m not saying we should give up attacking al-Qaeda, we shouldn’t. We should hunt them down when ever and where ever we find them. But, maintaining a large military presence in each nation we find al-Qaeda isn’t feasible, nor desirable.
So, what are we doing in Afghanistan other than our soldiers providing target practice for lunatics? The people in Afghanistan deserve the Taliban. The certainly don’t deserve our protection, our life blood, our soldiers. They’ve repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to clean up their country and rid themselves of the scum which thrives in that country. It is a cesspool of cowards.
We, as a nation have offered them help and a path towards democracy, freedom, and peace. They’ve rejected it at every turn. We should do as instructed. Wipe the dust from the soles of our shoes and boots, and leave that place to implode under it’s own weight.
So, yes, let’s take a lead from our Marines,
and let them have it.