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The Unwinnable War
OBAMA basically continued with Bush's policies. Let's be blunt about this. In Afghanistan, he went beyond Bush. He escalated the war. He went along with this policy of the surge. And he ordered more drone attacks on civilians in Pakistan in his one year in office than Bush had done during his last term. So, for the people of that region, Obama's presidency has been a total disaster. And it's not working.
They have a puppet leader, Karzai, who's developing his own sort of dynamic, because he's grown very wealthy through corruption and thinks that he has genuine support.
One man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter, and what some governments consider potential terrorists are simply those who don't agree with government policies.
And the ones who are saying that this is an unwinnable war are absolutely right. It's a stalemated war. They can't win it unless they destroy half the population of the country. So that is what people see. And then, why are they surprised that people are so hostile to the United States in that part of the world?
Ted Rudow III, MA