Our futile attempts at nation- and army-building in Afghanistan are deteriorating by the second. The obvious answer would be to pack up and leave all together, but conventional wisdom is not so conventional in Washington.
Afghanistan’s army can be considered a “sham” at best and only retrogress is being seen. Infrastructure is still severely lacking and the Taliban still exert influence wherever they are.
Mikhail Gorbachev, through painful experience, is well aware of how impossible the task at hand is in Afghanistan. Is anyone in Washington willing to listen? Or will they continue to send countless young Americans overseas to be blown to shreds?
Mr. President, American soldiers are killed each and everyday in Afghanistan. Brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, husbands, wives, all sent overseas with an impossible task: to pacify a nation that will never be pacified. How many more young Americans are you willing to lose? Mr. President, enough is enough.Published in