Monday, December 30, 2013

There is only one viable war, strategery

And clearly that is a perpetual one.
A new U.S. intelligence estimate predicts that gains the United States and allies have made in the Afghanistan war in the past three years will be significantly rolled back by 2017, even if some U.S. troops remain, the Washington Post reported on Saturday, citing officials familiar with the report.
And the people that will shriek loudest are the people who unleashed the original bad and "perpetual war" plan to begin with. It's been a GOP favorite since Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese government fell in the 1940s [had to get over the stigma of ignoring the Nazis by claiming everyone else were the appeasers].

The only real consistency of American foreign policy in the post-WWII era is the ability to always eventually make the same mistake the same way.

We're either staying in Afghanistan forever, or finding a new version of Afghanistan.

Oh, who am I kidding, we'll probably do both.

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

Current strategy in Afghanistan remains, "The Afghan government will stand until after the next American presidential election". And there's always a next election.

justjohn said...

The (Soviet) Russians have had a turn and now it's ours ...

I think it's time for China to take over.

pansypoo said...

education is a harder sell over bombs as there is no education industrial complex.

Anonymous said...

Perpetual war is perpetual profit$

Anonymous said...

And from his grave George Orwell is saying, "I told you motherfuckers this would happen."