Monday, September 10, 2012
US prepares for Afghanistan pullout
On the same weekend that terrorists killed 90 civilians in Iraq, the US handed over operational control of the Parwan detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan to local authorities. We kept about 50 of the most dangerous detainees because we naturally assume that the moment we leave, the Afghans will release everybody else.
We declared military operations over after 10 years in Iraq, yet the violence and political uncertainty remain the dominant paradigms there. Now we're preparing to leave Afghanistan in even worse condition than Iraq.
Can somebody, anybody please explain the purposes of either of these misadventures(I mean other than keeping our defense contractors flush with taxpayer money)? A more colossal waste of blood and treasure I've never witnessed.
Now Syria is about to implode and I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that our troops end up there too.
I don't give a damn about any of these people other than to what extent they contribute to the delivery of petroleum to our refineries. It's not our business if their government mistreats them. If they don't like it, do something about it. Stage a bloody coup or something.