Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight
to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Afghanistan: Time to Exercise the Aiken Plan

Which is: Declare victory and leave.

This is why:
President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of colluding with the Taliban to justify its presence in Afghanistan, dumbfounding U.S. officials during a problematic visit by the new Pentagon chief.
Nothing like the guy you have propped up for a decade accusing you of working with his enemies. That accusation, of course, has alarmed our own military:
"His remarks could be a catalyst for some to lash out against our forces," US and Nato forces commander Gen Joseph Dunford said in a leaked email.
Karzai has handed us a golden opportunity to leave now and let him conduct his war as he sees fit. We should take full advantage of it. Withdraw our units and bring out whatever equipment we can. Wjhat we can't, either give it to the Afghans (if we're feeling generous) or render it unusable.

Not one more dime for Karzai and his corrupt cabal of hangers-on and sticky-fingered cousins.

Time to go.

2 comments:

w3ski said...

Maybe Karzai has been smoking too much of their national crop.
w3ski

Marc said...

Like any good lord, you don't ingest what you produce. This is just his way of saying 'the drugs are here to stay, you are not'.