Saturday, October 03, 2009

We Have Met the Enemy, and It is Us

I am restrained only by my promise never to trust 60 Minutes to tell the truth. Yet I haven't heard McChrystal come out and denounce their editing.

The notion that the United States Army can only operate in countries we have invaded, with the consent of the governed, is so ridiculous I cannot believe it was suggested.

If after eight years, the Afghan people will fight for the Taliban, they are the enemy. The Taliban, is the enemy. Anybody cooperating economically with the Taliban, is the enemy. If Karzai's regime protects them, they are the enemy.

If we cannot and will not fight to win, then we are fighting for terms. And if we come to such a pass through our own stupidity and weakness, we will be routed.