Location: Pantego, Texas, United States

Sunday, June 05, 2011

It appears that the US is in the process of losing the war in Afghanistan. Hillary Clinton says that the Obama Administration is trying to find some "moderate" Taliban leaders with whom we can negotiate our departure (in other words, our surrender). Apparently the Obama Administration does not realize that there is no such thing as a "moderate" Taliban, no more than there are any "moderate" Islamists. It was curious to me that during the Presidential election campaign in 2008 that Obama said the war in Iraq was bad, and that Bush had ignored the "good" war in Afghanistan. By that time the war in Iraq had been won. Bush seemed to understand that the war in Afghanistan was unwinnable because the US was unwilling to do what was necessary to win, which is to annihilate the Taliban, and it would be necessary to invade Pakistan to do that. Bush was just doing a holding action to prevent al Queda from re-establishing in Afghanistan. Obama promised to enlarge the war in Afghanistan, and even implied that he would invade Pakistan to attack the Taliban. But, as Bush knew, that is not politically possible. The Taliban realize that the US does not have the will to do what it takes to win, certainly no Democrat President has that will. Thus, the Taliban know that they can wait us out; they perceive that they are winning and have no reason to negotiate a peace agreement with us. To me, the fact that there were no peace demonstrations in the US as Obama escalated the was in Afghanistan clearly shows the hypocrisy of Democrats, and peaceniks like Cindy Sheehan and Nichael Moore.


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