Does anybody remember why we went to Afghanistan? I do. We were led to believe that it was to annihilate everyone who was involved in 911. We did it! Congratulations to us! All of the leadership is dead. From the top man, his lieutenants his financiers and planners. All dead or at Gitmo. And their fighters? Some have scattered into the woodwork, but tens of thousand have been sent off to meet Allah. War over right? Not so fast. Now the bait and switch. Now we are being told that we cannot leave until the government and people of Afghanistan love and support the U.S. What the Hell? Why is that part of the deal? And why were we not told of this goal before we dropped the first bomb?
It’s time to declare victory and leave. Being friends with the Afghans should not be a requirement. They do not have the capability to strike us. Unless they can sneak a sledgehammer on board to bash down the cockpit door, commercial airliners are out. We won. It’s time to leave.
As a former Marine I will tell you that without a shadow of a doubt that the military wants to have low risk exercises. They would prefer zero casualties. Afghanistan is pointless. We have already won.
We did try. And we succeeded. We killed everybody involved in 911. Every one of the goals have been met. Remember, when we went in, nobody told us that we were not leaving until there was a stable government friendly to the U.S. They were not honest with us.
It’s not a live fire exercise. You made that up. My 1st. Lieutenant Army Ranger nephew doesn’t believe that he is there for practice. With all due respect. I think his opinion carries a little more weight than yours. It’s a quest to achieve a political goal that the Afghan people don’t seem to want. (I didn’t make that up)