Expect Obama to run in 2012 on a campaign promise to end US involvement in Afghanistan; as proof, expect him to announce major troop withdrawals sometime later this year.
who gives a flip what that one worlder thinks anyway
I'm not sure there's a plan. think what's going on is that Obama has been running on the fumes of Bush's policies. Now that OBL is dead it's time to change strategy. And Obama is lost because he can function only on the coattails of someone else's plan. He is no executive. He's simply a follower whose only real strength (if you can call it that) is a gilded tongue.
Remember what happened in 1975 in ‘Nam after the U.S. completely pulled out? The NVA rolled over the ARVNs in a matter of weeks (or maybe it was days) and the war ended and they were victorious.
We were supporting a corrupt govt. then and we’re supporting one now. As soon as we leave, the Afghan army will fold like a house of cards.
So we might as well get out now, and save a lot of U.S. (and allied) lives.
The attempt to build a (new, ‘democratic’ or ‘enlightend’) nation in Afghanistan is akin to the attempt of building a permanent sand castle on the beach: futile. The next high tide will wash it away.
No matter how much treasure is spent there, the moment the West pulls out it will revert to the stone-age tribal structure. So what. Let them handle their own land as they will.