“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Finally, something from Obama to applaud

I remain skeptical, but if he follows through then I can get behind this decision....

Increasingly frustrated by his dealings with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama is giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan and to a “zero option” that would leave no American troops there after next year, according to American and European officials.

We aren't accomplishing anything in Afghanistan except wasting a ton of money and lives. That country is wholly incapable of self-management, at least in the democratic style we'd like. They're certainly unwilling to do anything about the terrorists who use that country as a hiding, training, and staging ground. And our being there doesn't necessarily guarantee security of their nukes. We aren't in control of that country. 

We should pull out completely, let Al Qaeda or the Taliban or whoever takes over, reform and in a year when they've organized and come out of their caves, decimate them with a couple of drone strikes. And do this periodically to keep them on the defense. 

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