Our Leaders Are AWOL
The following personnel are AWOL and unfit for duty: POTUS/Cmdr. In Chief, Joe Biden; Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley.
They should be relieved of their posts and charged with failure to report for duty and violations of their oath of office.
Hindsight About Afghanistan Pull Out 20/20
According to the media, 70 percent of Americans supported withdrawal from Afghanistan. Polling Americans on Afghanistan withdrawal is like polling Americans on free lunch. Everybody wants free lunch, until they see how it is paid for.
The question should have included costs and benefits. How would Americans have responded if questioned about pulling Americans out and the Taliban recapturing the country? How would we have responded if the question was about pulling out knowing the US casualties were low and noncombat related in previous years? They wouldn’t have been close to 70 percent. Better yet, how would we have responded if the question wasn’t about pulling Americans out but instead about giving Afghanistan back to the Taliban? In the end, in retrospect, that is what we have done.
This is only superficially close to Vietnam. Vietnam was not a stalemate. Despite current media descriptions, Afghan troops did a lot of heavy lifting. We had a good relationship with local warlords in Afghanistan. Many local fighters did even more of the wars heavy lifting, even more than US troops. In many ways we, the US, had better relations with the local rulers than the Afghan government. The US pulling out stopped these relationships. Unlike Vietnam, we did not have mass antiwar protests in the streets. We only had easily misrepresented and misinterpreted polling. Unlike Vietnam, we had clear justification for entering the conflict, September 11. Pulling out from Vietnam had little negative consequence for the US. Pulling out from Afghanistan encouraged the group that planned Sept. 11.
The reality is that we have been in Germany and Japan since the end of World War II. We have been in South Korea since the cease fire in that war. Technically, the Korean War is the longest conflict the US has been involved. It is technically still going on. I understand that the question about staying or leaving Afghanistan was difficult. It is much less difficult now. Hindsight is now telling us, we should have remained.
James, you’re funny. Thanks.
Alan, you sound like one of those manifest destiny twats from hundreds of years ago. We need to spread democracy! Completely disregarding (disrespecting?) any culture that doesn’t align with your view of Americanism.
A different culture exists in different parts of the world. You can’t force a society to change. Over 20 years of helping, what progress had we made, and at what cost?
Serious question, what could we have done with an extra $100B every single year the last 20 years? And you’re suggesting let’s just refinance that mortgage at a worse rate with a lower rate of return for another 20 years? Get real.
It’s terrible what is happening. The worst part is how much we actively contributed to it over the last 20 years.
Any culture, religion, dogma, whatever, that says our way is the only way or you incur death, needs to be eradicated. End of story.
Really, advocating for “death to America”? Because that’s what it could easily look like.
At least the good news is this should keep Biden from running again in 2024.
Afghanistan has never favored a strong central government and never will. The US strategy was doomed from the start. The current boarders of Afghanistan have never aligned with cultural alignments. Just look as the Kurds to the north, with their culture split between 3 countries. Current borders where made up by colonialist like the French and English and ultimately will always be cause of internal conflict in the region. Should we have stayed when we never should have been there to begin with is the right question in my opinion.
Well said Chris!
The withdrawal could have been done in an organized manner. Biden & minions are not organized enough to run a hot dog stand.
You’re right. Biden’s hot dog stand would be giving out the hot dogs for free (there is nothing free) and they’d shame the hot dog producers and owners for not giving them to those who want them.
There’s people dying and all you can think about is wieners.
Lord, don’t you see, it’s all the military complex and the money it makes for investors. 20 years and 1 trillion dollars , 300000 soldiers trained and equipped with the best and demolished in a few weeks by a bunch of Toyota pickups with 4 guys and a standup gunner. 1 more body bag for that corrupt bunch is insane.
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alexander the great only known “afghanistan” conqueror only because the “greeks” assimilated their culture & religion.? Four major languages? Is it a culture war? Tactics ? Hollywood, etc.
No need post anything here for me… I guess the staff at the rhino have sold out to the freaks, snowflakes, leftist commies and the pC factions. Sent two (2) responses and they rejected both. Don’t want to offend the always offended. And…. unsubscribe!