What is this nobody knows what “Victory” in Afghanistan is?

Posted: July 28, 2010 by datechguy in Afghanistan war, opinion/news, war
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Why is this so confusing? Let me answer you:

1. Preventing Afghanistan from being used as a forward base for terror.

2. Neutralizing the Taliban as an effective fighting force.

Why is it so hard to understand that?

The Morning Joe crew has one good point. You don’t win a war simply by throwing more troops at it you win a war by having a smart stratagy to win it and the right leaders and tactics to do so.

Anybody who thinks the US military can’t win in Afghanistan is an idiot, but it’s more than that. The president in one of he few really good moves has put Petraeus in charge over there. There reason you see the Wikileaks and the push against the Afghan war now just as the strategy has changed is not because the left is afraid of losing this war, its because the left is afraid we will win it.

Expect more of this meme, in their minds the battle cry is “Stop Petraeus before he wins again!”

Comments
  1. 1. Preventing Afghanistan from being used as a forward base for terror.

    2. Neutralizing the Taliban as an effective fighting force.

    -I get this concept, but in the real world, it was imperative to prosecute the war fully to achieve the above outlined goals, which i totally agree with.
    But this didn’t happen for whatever reason (I won’t digress on that issue). Bottom line is, we waited too long. We either stay in Afghanistan holed up in small bases around the country, loosing troops whenever they venture out to do the “nation building” thing, or we pack it up and come home.

  2. Cousin Sam says:

    I would add to this list the capture of Osama bin Laden. From a strategic standpoint, it won’t make much difference, someone else will replace him, but we went in because of 9-11 and he is the face of those who perpetrated that atrocity. Regardless of what other goals we accomplish, if we leave before we get bin Laden our enemies, and many of our own citizens, will see it as a defeat for us and a win for bin Laden.