Thursday, October 1, 2009
Our top General in Afghanistan says unless we send more troops, we are in danger of losing the war. We lost the war in Afghanistan the day we sent the first troops. Only vain glory could lead us to think we could do what the Russians had failed to do. When will we learn that the outcome of a guerrilla war with a nationalistic bent can't be determined by outside intervention. The French could not do it in Viet Nam and neither could we. We have not controlled anything but the capital city for some time. We create more determined enemies by these efforts than friends. We are seen as the terrorists.