Sunday, October 5, 2008

War on Taliban 'cannot be won'

War on Taliban 'cannot be won'
Britain's commander in Afghanistan has said the war against the Taliban cannot be won, the Sunday Times has reported.
It quoted Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith as saying in an interview that if the Taliban were willing to talk, then that might be "precisely the sort of progress" needed to end the insurgency. "We're not going to win this war. It's about reducing it to a manageable level of insurgency that's not a strategic threat and can be managed by the Afghan army," he said.

Well, well, well – so the war in Afghanistan can’t be won, really? I believe I, and many millions around the globe pointed this out when America invaded, name one Army since Alexander the Great who has ever invaded and held Afghanistan, a place described as a country where armies go to die. I’m shocked, my confidence in the military industrial complex has taken a deep blow, wow, who could have EVER predicted these entirely predictable consequences? What a fuck up from point A to point B, where my war mongers at, funny how the cheerleaders for the war are very, very quiet these days.

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