Why the silence about 72% of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan occurring during this administration?
If anyone in the future wants a blueprint for how to lose a war, they can just look at everything that Obama did and didn’t do in the last 4 years.
Too bad we can’t in any way predict the likelihood of one individual turning terrorist over another. Well we can, but we aren’t going to because that would just alienate Muslims and lead to terrorist attacks against us… like this attack.
All-too familiar cases of Western sympathizers finding themselves raped and murdered in the Muslim world.
Some 250 prisoners formerly held by the U.S. have been released by Afghan authorities in hopes that this will lead to reconciliation in the 11-year conflict, a Defense Ministry spokesman said Friday. The released prisoners had been captured in operations against the Taliban and other groups.
“Mohammad was told by his mother that his wife had affairs,” he said. “When she came to visit him in jail he strangled her with her veil and killed her.”
As in Korea, the United States has gotten stuck fighting proxy armies of its true enemies. Fighting the Taliban is a long and bruising waste of time. Defeating their masters and paymasters has always been the answer.