Wednesday, June 23, 2010

In Short: Afghanistan: Seriously, We Can't Win

In light of the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, I think there's something we're overlooking: We can't win the war.

For every "Number 2 Al Qaeda Dead" headline we see, another takes his place. It's a Hydra, invoking religion in a reality with little more to grasp onto, every day creating hundreds of soldiers whose main goal is to die for the cause. Our troops want to complete the job and come home.

When will anyone see this discrepancy? Or are we cursed to feed American troops into the mouth of madness forever?

Where is the outrage?


Badger said...

No one seems to read or understand history. You are right. It is an unwinnable war. Every war in Afghanistan has been lost be the invaders. This one will be sooner or later.

Eventually the Americans, Brits, Australians and others will leave because they will not be able to sustain the losses. There is immense unhappiness in Australia at the moment about this.

Afghanistan will revert to the same corrupt, feudal, subsistence economy that has existed there for thousands of year.

Let's cut out the middle man and stop our young people being massacred in droves for absolutely no reason.

Ricky Shambles said...

Thank you Badger. Excellent analysis. Look forward to your future posts!