But all of those victories were won by Northern Alliance troops backed by US air power. We couldn’t and still can’t occupy Afghanistan. The Taliban won’t be vanquished until the people of Afghanistan reject them. And they won’t stay “bought”.
posted on 02/04/2011 6:36:45 AM PST
(Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
We could have had enough US troops to decimate the retreating Taliban and al Qaeda. The troop level issue in Afghanistan is open to fair debate.
However, in Iraq, events proved Rummy wrong. McCain is an absolute ass about a lot of things. But in the Iraq troop level debate, IMO McCain was right and Rummy was wrong.
posted on 02/04/2011 6:42:59 AM PST
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