Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Home Early From the War

From the New York Times:

Increasingly frustrated by his dealings with President Hamid Karzai, President Obama is giving serious consideration to speeding up the withdrawal of United States forces from Afghanistan and to a “zero option” that would leave no American troops there after next year, according to American and European officials.

Mr. Obama is committed to ending America’s military involvement in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, and Obama administration officials have been negotiating with Afghan officials about leaving a small “residual force” behind. But his relationship with Mr. Karzai has been slowly unraveling, and reached a new low after an effort last month by the United States to begin peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar.

Mr. Karzai promptly repudiated the talks and ended negotiations with the United States over the long-term security deal that is needed to keep American forces in Afghanistan after 2014.

Well, then, if that’s the way he feels, why hang around?  Just don’t come crying to us when the Taliban re-take the country and blast it back to the Bronze Age.

One bark on “Home Early From the War

  1. I would love to get out of this country. Afganistan is where empires go to die. Perhaps it would have been different if we had not marched into Iraq, but it is too late. Too many have died.

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