posted on Sep, 14 2011 @ 01:11 PM
We've done what we set out to do. OBL is dead, and "al-Qaeda" as a functioning organization is defacto defunct in that country (they've all gone
to find their 72 virgins in Libya; next stop, Syria.) As my wife, who is sitting beside me right now so astutely observed, "They'll never be able to
kill all of the terrorists," and she's absolutely right. There may be a handful of al-Qaeda operatives left in AFG, but certainly they no
longer present a threat worth spending a billion dollars a month fighting, nor are they worth another drop of American blood.
I think it's time we said farewell to this country with our heads held high while we still can. NO empire, country, or invading army has EVER
prevailed against the Afghan people - they are just too stubborn to quit (mad respect for that) - not Ghengis Khan, not Alexander the Great, and not
the U.S.S.R.; not even the U.S., with the mightiest war machine the world has ever seen, can hope to tame Afghanistan. It's time to get out while the
getting is good.
"But OldCorp," once we leave, the Taliban will start another civil war and topple the government we've installed."
So what? It's their country, let them sort it out.
I have ZERO love for the Taliban, but I'm pretty sure that as an organization they had little or - more likely - nothing to do with 9/11. In my mind,
they are a bunch of brutal, misogynistic, medieval animals; but who are we to tell them how to live? The Middle and Far East do not have the same
roots that the Western world sprang from; they have no concept of democracy, and they don't want it. Who are we to force it down their throats? IMO
any further "intervention" is a waste of out treasure and our blood.
If I were President, I would leave Afghanistan after inviting the leaders of the Taliban to tea in the Rose Garden and giving them this admonition:
"If you want to run your country like a 14th century caliphate, that's your business; but if you ever, or by omission of action allow those enjoying
your hospitality (Osama bin-Laden) to, attack this country again, you need to know that retaliation will be swift, brutal, and total. If any of you
cave-dwellers happen to survive, you will be ruling over a sea of glass and mutant cockroaches."
So choose your slogan: "Game Over" or "Mission Accomplished;" but the time for us to leave that craphole is now.