A majority of Americans now believe the war is unwinnable or not worth the cost, and a growing minority in Congress wants out. Some NATO allies are departing. Others are setting deadlines for withdrawal.That's pretty accurate. And pretty damning.
As for the Afghans we leave behind, who committed themselves to America's war, they will, when we depart, suffer the fate of the "harkis" in Algeria, the South Vietnamese army and boat people, and the Cambodians we left behind to the tender mercies of the Khmer Rouge.
Have the politicians, journalists and think-tank geniuses who dreamed up these wars suffered ignominy and disgrace?
Not at all. They are debating and devising a new war -- with Iran.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Pat Buchannan's latest article is interesting in it's frankness on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Now he is essentially an isolationist, so this has to be taken with a grain of salt, but this is pretty striking.