"President Obama has put securing Afghanistan near the top of his foreign policy agenda, but "victory" in the war-torn country isn't necessarily the United States' goal", he said Thursday in a TV interview.
"I'm always worried about using the word "victory"........ because, you know, it invokes this notion of Emperor Hirohito coming down and signing a surrender to MacArthur," Obama told ABC News.
The enemy facing U.S. and Afghan forces isn't so clearly defined, he explained.
"We're not dealing with nation states at this point. We're concerned with Al Qaeda and the Taliban, Al Qaeda's allies," he said. "So when you have a non-state actor, a shadowy operation like Al Qaeda, our goal is to make sure they can't attack the United States." Published July 23, 2009, FOXNews.com
What has changed since then? Nothing. There is no reason to be in Afghanistan. There is no objective to win, and because of this policy, Americans killed or wounded in this "War", are just the pawns of Congress and this most clueless President. Without a clear objective and a moral goal, there can be nothing more than an extended stay in a "Hell Hole" that holds no interest to the citizens of this Republic. How do you eliminate the "Shadowy Enemy" when it operates in a country that is only one step above a caveman society? Was not the great Roman Empire also defeated by a caveman society? The generals leading this farce in Afghanistan need to either resign, or remove their men from this unspecified conflict immediately. And if this President wants to further peruse this "War" , he needs to be removed. And while we are moving out of Afghanistan, all airport searches need to be stopped. Let these Al Qaeda or Taliban do what they need to do, and if they should harm any American on any airliner or wherever, they should be treated to Military Law, and immediately shot. And any country that would give these vermin a base of operations, they would also be subject to the immediate bombing of their cities, starting with their Capitol and the best neighborhood in that city. It is time the "Blind Sheep" of America, stop being afraid and start showing moral strength and courage.
I can only add: If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. (Julius Caesar 100 BC - 44 BC).
Lord Howard Hurts