Well, Osama bin Laden is dead, which means America is officially avenged for 9/11.
So will the War in Afghanistan — launched “to find Osama bin Laden and other high-ranking Al-Qaeda members to be put on trial, to destroy the organization of Al-Qaeda, and to remove the Taliban regime which supported and gave safe harbor to it” — now draw to a close? Because let’s review:
- Bin Laden caught? Check.
- Fewer than 100 members of Al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan? Check.
- Taliban regime removed? Though the Taliban is still fighting, it’s no longer in charge, so check.
And the cost of this whole little project:
So we’ve met our goals at a very high price — not to mention the human casualties.
Now can we end this thing?Published in