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

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Winding Down Dick Cheney's War

The flight plans for the helicopters from the embassy are being drawn up;

President Joe Biden will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that were coordinated from that country, several U.S. officials said Tuesday.
The decision defies a May 1 deadline for full withdrawal under a peace agreement the Trump administration reached with the Taliban last year, but leaves no room for additional extensions. A senior administration official called the September date an absolute deadline that won’t be affected by security conditions in the country.

It took a really arrogant chucklehead to decide to invade and occupy Afghanistan and defying (or ignoring) millennia's worth of history. Superpowers of their day for a very long time have thought that they could invade, occupy and subdue Agfhanistan. They've all paid the price for their misadventures.

The bare fact of the matter is that the United States has the same choice today as it had since the war began: Leave and let the Taliban return or stay forever. If there was ever a chance to crush the Taliban and remake Afghanistan, Bush/Cheney threw that away when they moved off for their most excellent war in Iraq.

Also, this, which addresses Spawn of Voldemort's objections.

5 comments:

dinthebeast said...

Now to repeal the AUMF.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Comrade Misfit said...

Agreed.

Tod Germanica said...

Could we please get Russia to reenter that La Brea tarpit? Be great to see the villains pummeling each other again.

Pigpen51 said...

I remember that 17 of the 19 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia, so America invaded first Afghanistan and then Iraq. Then the president and his lap dog, George W. Bush, forced Colin Powell, to stand up in front of the American people and tell them just why it was necessary to do all of the things that we were doing.
I don't know which was the bigger crime against humanity, the invasions, or the forcing a generally decent, honorable man like General Powell to try and sell the reason for the invasions to the American people. It didn't help that the congress had already swallowed the BS. And you can say that the intelligence was faulty, or what ever you want. There was only one reason that American went into each of those two countries. For raw materials, from each of them.
Then again, most wars are fought because of money, in some way.
I will leave you decent folks alone again. I just felt like brightening your day, by letting you know that I still read here, even though I try to avoid posting. Be well, and have a great summer.

Comrade Misfit said...

PP51, no argument about any of that.