The president has just committed 30,000 new troops to fight al-Qaeda and the Taliban. I'm beginning to become worried that our fate in that region will be much like that of the Soviets, which ended in failure and might have hastened the ultimate demise of that country.
I'm sorry for sounding so bleak, but if this group of rag-tags could hold off arguably the world's mightiest military at that time, what makes us think we'll fare any better in that God forsaken region?
Does the president really think that this "mini surge" will mean we can successfully pull out in 3 years? I have my doubts. This is such a vast area, which has known nothing other than tribal warfare as long as history can remember. I just can't see this escalation making much of a difference.
Now, President Obama did say during his campaign that he would be more focused on Afghanistan, so nobody should be surprised by this move. I just don't think our country has the stomach to see more and more of it's young service men and women returning home in caskets, which will only serve to further divide this nation, which is already split over its perceived path toward socialism under this administration.
I heard some pundit say something that makes allot of sense. He said that it's impossible to win a war against an ideology. I'm more convinced of late that he may be right. Maybe we'd be better served to focus on protecting ourselves at home. That may be a bitter pill for some to swallow, but do you realistically think we will be any more safe 3 years from now?