posted on Aug, 19 2009 @ 06:10 PM
Now that polls show the majority of Americans think that the war in Afghanistan is not worth fighting, and US troops are having to bear more and more
of the actual combat, and with the elections coming up, is it pointless to try to defeat the Taliban?
The American people have two realistic choices. They can seriously commit to long-term occupancy of Afghanistan and all that this entails, or they
can allow the administration to withdraw. Within months if not weeks of withdrawal, the Taliban will be back in Kabul and Al Qaida will have their
training camps and command and control centers up and running again. With that, the Pakistani military will fall even more under the Taliban spell.
If the US and NATO abandon Afghanistan, Pakistan will become a failed state, abet one with nuclear weapons. I seriously doubt India will accept that
state of affairs, and therefore you can see the problem for the entire world. Both India and Pakistan share a border with the PRC, and India’s
economy is becoming interwoven with the US economy closely resembling that of the US/China relationship.
Naturally as a neocon, my choice would be to garrison Afghanistan for the foreseeable future. Yes, it will be expensive, but compared to the
alternative, it could be a bargain.