Skip to comments.Obama Prepares to Surrender in Afghanistan
Posted on 10/22/2010 7:58:07 AM PDT by Lexluthor69
In an article entitled Iran joins high-level Afghan talks by AP writer ALESSANDRA RIZZO, Rizzo says the following: Iran took part in a high-level meeting on Afghanistan on Monday after the United States said it has no problem with its participation.
The international contact group met in Rome amid a renewed push to end the nine-year-old war in Afghanistan, including bringing Taliban into peace talks. The group gathers the Afghan government, NATO, the EU, U.N. and other key players including Iran this time to assess progress in Afghanistan.
Representatives attending the talks said Iran was invited as part of efforts to have a comprehensive approach and include regional players in the discussions over the future of Afghanistan.
Richard Holbrooke, U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said Washington was asked about possible Iranian involvement and responded it had no problem with it. He and other representatives stressed the talks are limited to Afghanistan and do not touch on the contentious issue of Tehrans nuclear dossier.
This is a meeting on Afghanistan and it is restricted to Afghanistan, Holbrooke told reporters. What we are discussing here is not affected by, nor will it affect, the bilateral issues that are discussed elsewhere regarding Iran. (SOURCE)
What all this tells THIS scribe is that Obama is looking for a way, anyway, to pull US Forces out of Afghanistan, at the earliest possible moment, and any progress that has been made in Afghanistan, at the cost of all those Americans lives, will have been in vain!
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Why is this a big deal? It is merely an immitation of Bush’s strategy of buying off the insurgents.
It is getting pretty obvious that pulling out of Afghanistan is his re-election campaign bid.
Plus its better for our troops since his RoE’s and letting the bad guys go “to encourage the Taliban into talks” is just going to get more of our guys killed.
Bush didn't set a date certain for withdrawal. That's the critical issue.
The place is the anus of the earth, even the Afghans “surrender”. Every power that has tried to impose an semblance of order there has failed.
Later this century, after we evacuate, China will get its shot at the tittle.
Decades later, they likewise will “surrender”, just like the rest.
There are better methods of obtaining sand than banging your head on a rock.
Do you think it appropriate that the US military guarantee an unending commitment to try and reign in a piece of real estate that only goats, and people tougher than goats, inhabit...?
Do you believe that Afghanistan is capable of threatening the US today...?
Seeing as we have blown the crap out of any moving target bigger than a breadbox for a decade should we start targeting the mice...?.
Things still move there, should we remain till we get them all..?.
How many of our people should we waste there, and for how long...?
To what end...?
All those lost and shattered lives and national treasure expended, for this?
God help us all.
“Why is this a big deal? It is merely an immitation of Bushs strategy of buying off the insurgents.”
You will catch slack on FR, but in a parallel universe where John F’n McCain is the POTUS... the CiC would still be implementing a staged withdrawal. McCain and Sarah Palin don’t want their sons to die in F’ing Marjah Afghanistan. Even there their only control less than 40% oof the zone... huge tracks of land the size of Connecticut have never had a ISAF presence in that Marjah area... and The USMC zone is the only zone where pacification is occurring, and the USMC brass are hated for their success by the other branches of the US Military and the 21 other allied armed forces in the country.
When Roggio and Yon both come out forcefully repeating their belief Afghanistan can not be won through occupation... well I’ll side with them over armchair generals in the FR peanut gallery.
I understand your points, but the propaganda and recruiting value of our defeat would be of untold magnitude for the enemy.
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