Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trump and Afghanistan

So what did I think of Trump's explanation of his new policy toward Afghanistan?  Well, I thought he did a good job reading it off the TelePrompter.  The content?  Yeah, that . . ..  He has a plan to increase troop levels to stabilize the country, but he will not set a timeline to avoid giving the Taliban any clue as to when we're getting out.  He himself apparently doesn't have a clue as to what we're going to do . . . expect stay there in a war for all eternity - which could be sooner rather than later thanks to climate change.  I'm not even sure what "winning" in Afghanistan is defined as anymore.
Any chance to have any real success in Afghanistan probably evaporated when Bush pivoted to Iraq for . . . no legitimate reason.

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