posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 05:43 AM
According to the Taliban, NATO's plan to begin to draw down its troops in anticipation of handing over (almost completely) control to local Afghan
police and armed forces by 2014 is a "sign of failure" for the U.S. Government.
What it really is, is a sign of the failure of the Taliban's futile insurgency...although they continue to inflict random civilian and military
casualties. NATO forces can now fairly confidently predict the pace at which they can:
1) Continue to increase the (relative) control of the security situation in the Country.
2) Train up and supply sufficient number of Afghan police, army and security forces to maintain control
3) Transfer combat and police control to these native forces
The Taliban are like some athletes who do not know when to retire. They had their shot...they murdered and terrorized the Afghan people while they
had it - and then decided to try to export their brand of mayhem (bad call). They were ousted. Their time is past...thank God.
It is actually pretty funny. They lose the war, mount a puny resistance afterwards (and not a resistance that has the support of the people - is only
in support of themselves)...and then when the victors say that soon it will be time to leave, and let the Afghan people run their Country again, they
claim this as a victory.
Even the Taliban has spin doctors apparently.