What "Winning" in Afghanistan Really Looks Like

"By the end of next year, the war in Afghanistan will be over."

What Winning Looks Like

Here's a 1.5 hr documentary about Afghanistan. It is a few years old but shows the quagmire. Marine Major Steuber seems like a stand-up guy trying to do the right thing. I wonder if he kept his rank after this documentary came out.

A quick check of my calendar shows that it's December 22, 2018. Almost five years have passed since Obama declared the war would be over.

Tired of Being Policeman

In response to Trump announcing the US would pull troops out of Syria and cut back troops in Afghanistan, defense secretary James Mattis resigned. Good Riddance.

The warmongers, including many on the left were shocked. In a nauseating article, left-wing VOX called Mattis the last “adult” in the Trump administration.

Perpetual War

These McCain-like warmongers, left and right, will keep us there us there forever.

I say, Thank You, President Trump! Troop Reduction in Afghanistan, Pulling Out of Syria

Staying is absurd. We did not win in 18 years and we won't win in another 18 years.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (23)
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abend237-04
abend237-04

Alexander was the only conqueror of Afghanistan. He accomplished this amazing feat by declaring victory and leaving. We should follow his example. If Afghans haven't learned by now that it's dangerous to allow mass murderers to move into the neighborhood simply because they claim to be Muslim, they never will.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Russia wont fail next time in Afghanistan. So far Putin has yet to fail at expanding his power and authority. We are doomed to the mistake of letting authoritarian regimes expand until there is another world war.

2banana
2banana

Another obama mess DJT has to clean up.

Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize recipiant, had 110,000 troops in Afghanistan at one time. Massive bases there.

Anyone remember Cindy Sheehan? She basically disappeared during the obama years...

bayleaf
bayleaf

Cannot agree more, Mish!

shamrock
shamrock

We've tried interventions and regime change in the Middle East for 50 years and the whole place is way worse and we are out trillions of $$$. They are perfectly capable of fucking things up themselves and it wont' cost us a penny or a single young man or woman's life.