Many Americans believed that Donald Trump had an exit strategy from Afghanistan that would have saved the lives of loyal interpreters who will now be assassinated and given the Afghan armed forces time to get organized.
To put it bluntly, Joe Biden caved in to outside pressure and, in the act of pandering for votes pulled the rug out from under the Afghans. We have done this so often it’s a wonder anyone will ever trust us again.
Politicians are rarely military geniuses. And, military geniuses can be swayed by hardware and tech to make stupid mistakes. The military-industrial complex, using politicians, keeps a lot of conflicts going out of nothing but self-interest.
I believe Trump’s success in the Middle East led the military brass to throw in with Democrats, bureaucrats, and the big dogs in the defense industry. I’m not sure outsiders realize how intertwined government, military, and industry are, the amount of money and power involved. Any politician who gets in the way better watch their six. Afghanistan is a great example of what happens when the brass, the defense contractors, and politicians get their way. Americans die, and Americans pay.
In 1948, as we reduced forces in South Korea, Americans were told by our government officials that their military was incredibly well trained and armed. In 1973, as we abandoned South Vietnam, Americans were told by our government officials that their armed forces were incredibly well trained and armed. In 2021, as we abandon Afghanistan, Americans are told that their armed forces are incredibly well trained and armed.
Chinese government officials are now in Afghanistan. They believe they can work with the Taliban leaders and thus gain a foothold in the future of Afghanistan. America didn’t learn from Russia’s defeat, and it seems China is ignoring both Russian and American disastrous involvement. Russians were totally ruthless in Afghanistan and still lost, and China will have the same results.
For one who served in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, people need to realize something important. We saw it in Vietnam. We saw it after the Persian Gulf War. We see it in most places. Let me also bring this question to the forefront. How come the beloved left-wing press isn’t attributing the Afghan deaths directly to Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw early? If that had been Trump that is all we would have heard 24/7 for the next year. This is absolutely criminal on the part of so-called journalists. Tell the citizens of the United States the truth for a change! And yes, sometimes the truth hurts and sometimes it isn’t favorable to your favorite political party, but the truth always sets you free.
If America would learn to let the military-run wars instead of chicken shot politicians, maybe America could return to winning wars instead of losing them. It makes me want to puke when I think of all our troops maimed or killed in Afghanistan. We could have won that war and stabilized Afghanistan, but it’s a little hard to do with rules of engagement that don’t allow you to shoot bad guys unless they ambush or shoot at you first. God help this country because the leadership now wants to be friends with Iran again.
Who do you think is funding all the wars in the Middle East with the pallets of cash we gave them?
It is time for a town hall without any host and cue cards or notes for joe to lean on with an hour of open questioning. Not a chance he could stand up to it without redirection from his handlers; the 100% functional president, according to his followers, would show just how functional he is. No way is this guy capable of leading this country to prosperity.
The border, inflation, and this disaster should tell everyone how bad things are under his leadership.
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