Good Day World!
The never-ending-war in Afghanistan will go on. Forget President Obama’s claim that he was going to end the war in 2014.
It looks like he huddled down with the military industrial complex and plotted out an extension of America’s longest war to date. Sure glad I didn’t believe the lying bastard! Also glad I didn’t vote for him.
I’m a Vietnam veteran (1970) who believes Obama either isn’t aware of prior military quagmires, or else he’s in bed with people who are profiting from this war. Either way, I’m disgusted.
Obama hasn’t signed the final document assuring this…yet. But all indications are he will.
The copy of the draft - the full text is available here -- is dated July 25, 2013. As a working draft, it is particularly revealing because it shows the back and forth negotiations, as U.S. and Afghan officials added words and struck out paragraphs.
The war on terror is a global war now, and we’re wasting our time and lives clinging to outdated strategies to combat terrorism like militarily occupying Arab countries. Will someone please explain that to Obama?
In the news…
“While many Americans have been led to believe the war in Afghanistan will soon be over, a draft of a key U.S.-Afghan security deal obtained by NBC News shows the United States is prepared to maintain military outposts in Afghanistan for many years to come, and pay to support hundreds of thousands of Afghan security forces.
The wide-ranging document, still unsigned by the United States and Afghanistan, has the potential to commit thousands of American troops to Afghanistan and spend billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.
The document outlines what appears to be the start of a new, open-ended military commitment in Afghanistan in the name of training and continuing to fight al-Qaeda. The war in Afghanistan doesn’t seem to be ending, but renewed under new, scaled-down U.S.-Afghan terms.
“The Parties acknowledge that continued U.S. military operations to defeat al-Qaeda and its affiliates may be appropriate and agree to continue their close cooperation and coordination toward that end,” the draft states.” full story here
Time for me to walk on down the road…