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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

US Generals Want to Extend Our Longest War

Media reports claim President Donald Trump let loose on his generals behind closed doors, blasting them royally for their startling failures in Afghanistan, America’s longest war.

The president has many faults and is a lousy judge of character. But he was absolutely right to read the riot act to the military brass for daring to ask for a very large troop and budget increase for the stalemated Afghan War that has cost $1 trillion to date.

Of course, the unfortunate generals are not really to blame. They have been forced by the last three presidents to fight a pointless war at the top of the world that lacks any strategy, reason or purpose – and with limited forces. But they can’t admit defeat by lightly-armed Muslim tribesmen.

The truth is, simply, that America blundered into the Afghan War under President George W. Bush who needed a target for revenge after the humiliating 9/11 attacks. Instead of blaming Saudi Arabia, a US protectorate which was clearly involved in the attacks, Bush went after remote but strategic Afghanistan and cooked up the Osama bin Laden bogeyman story.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where the Hell does the damn Gov think all this $$$$$$$
is going to come from >>> we are NOT made of $$$$$$$

Better get some more Printing Presses running 24/7 !!!!!
$$ is based only on TRUST now / not Gold anymore Sooooo
Just Print more & more >>> NO more Taxes
Taxes should be done away with to > Zero

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure the heroin proceeds have more than paid for this war so far.
Think about it folks.

Anonymous said...

What the hell do you expect when Victory was not the objective from he start.

SBJ