Sunday, November 21, 2010

If you won as the "anti war" candidate . . .

why would you become the "war forever" president?
The White House on Tuesday unveiled a plan for Afghanistan that foresees U.S. troops remaining there until at least the end of 2014, more than three years past when President Barack Obama promised he would begin withdrawing troops from the war-torn country. . . . But even the 2014 date could change -- something some military commanders fear might be necessary because of the difficulty of training Afghan forces. Many Afghan soldiers and police officers forces can't read, and U.S. soldiers complain of their heavy drug use and lack of discipline.

We can stay in Afghanistan forever, but we're never going to turn a mob of undisciplined, illiterate druggies into a winning army.

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