Isn’t this the limit - Afghanistan “war”?
Isn’t this the limit?
The Afghanistan “war” isn’t really a war per se, it is a prolonged mission to identify and eliminate populations of radical Islamic terrorists, insurgents, leaders that America doesn’t like because some of them participated in attacking America or otherwise served as hosts for al Qaeda who did.
Does that sound complicated and convoluted? Well, it is. It is too much.
Because American government leaders failed to define its capacity for governance and its capacity for wars, it presumed unlimited resources for such things. Instead of carefully assessing the situation and targeting and concentrating on specific achievable objectives, we bit off more than we could chew.
Iraq and Afghanistan continue to undermine America’s limited resources and our actions are depriving the nation of its own future.
“Afghanistan war marks 10 years with little commemoration
October 07, 2011|By the CNN Wire Staff
The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan marked its 10th year Friday having passed two major milestones: The Taliban has been forced out of power and Osama bin Laden is dead.
But there was little observance by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, where a month earlier many participated in commemorations to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
"We really celebrated the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and we were out here in Afghanistan," Marine Corps Maj. Gen. John Toolan Jr., commanding general of ISAF troops in southern Afghanistan, told reporters during a briefing on Thursday.”
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