Sunday, April 4, 2010
Further Evidence Obama's Brave Attempt to Rescue Bush's Occupation of Afghanistan Is Unsustainable
Here are the early details of this lamentable development in the conclusions of the Gardez (district of Paktiya Province) Incident Feb. 12.
I want to make it abundantly clear that I do not think the blame should rest on the shoulders of NATO's (and American) uniformed soldiers fighting in this improbable lunar landscape, far from the strategic interests Europeans and Americans.
NATO and U.S. troops, fighting under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command, are the best, most proficient and professional troops ever assembled. They are not the troops who can't shoot straight; they are the troops who can't know - all too often - who to shoot. Reference another weekend news item detailing how NATO troops killed Afghan troops trying to reinforce them.
Whose fault is this?
It is the fault of those suits in the Pentagon and NATO capitols who have risked the Alliance resources to pursue a mission impossible: using non-Islamic troops to graft a modern nation-state on top of a medieval Muslim environment.
More bad news is to follow.