ACE notes that the winter offensive in Afghanistan has started. And some of the fighters just want to go home. So just when is the US going to fall into the “Russian Vietnam” (as ACE points out Afghanistan was called) as predicted?
Remember when everyone said we were nuts to go into Afghanistan in October after 9/11? How we’d never be able to defeat them in their mountain hideouts, especially in the winter?
Someday, if this keeps up, there might even be elections in Afghanistan.
(What? There were? When? Are you SURE? I didn’t see that on the news…)
We’re told the radical Islamics in Iraq are fighting a religious war and will never give up. We’ll see about that in the months (and years if necessary) to come.
Another site (which will remain nameless) referred to the Bush Doctrine with
As if that nonsense had not been thoroughly discredited by now.
You mean like in Afghanistan? The military victory in Iraq was quick, as expected. Obviously the peace hasn’t come nearly so quickly, or as easily as hoped or expected. But you’re dismissing a twenty year plan eighteen months in.