Tagged: Afghan war

Following the Money

Following the Money

  If you want to find out what’s really going on in politics, it’s a good idea to follow the money. Take Trump’s speech last night. It left the pundits shaking their heads. Why was...

Bring Them Home!

Bring Them Home!

The death of Major General Harold J. Greene, who was training America’s Afghan “allies,” vividly illustrates the price of prolonging the occupation of that wretched country. General Greene (AP photo above) was killed Tuesday by a gunman believed to...

A Puzzling New “Scandal”

A Puzzling New “Scandal”

  Are you as surprised as I am by the hullabaloo over Bowe Bergdahl, the American prisoner of war that President Obama is bringing home from Afghanistan? The president made a deal with the...

Who is Keeping America at War?

Who is Keeping America at War?

I was stunned to learn from NBC’s Richard Engel on Rachel Maddow’s TV show last night that the United States is closing a deal that will keep thousands of American troops in Afghanistan indefinitely...

Let’s end the Afghan “Drug War” to Curb the Deficit

Let’s end the Afghan “Drug War” to Curb the Deficit

While House Speaker John Boehner wants to repeal Obamacare as part of deficit reduction negotiations, America is wasting countless billions on a futile “drug war” in Afghanistan. It’s enough to make American taxpayers furious....

Call the Troops Home; It’s Way Past Quitting Time

Call the Troops Home; It’s Way Past Quitting Time

There is scant comfort in saying “I told you so” when I learn about another disaster in Afghanistan, but if you’ve been reading my blogs you know how many times I’ve argued that it’s past...

You Got to Know When to Fold ’em

You Got to Know When to Fold ’em

I’m sure you’ve been told that nothing is impossible. And I’m sure you know that it’s nonsense. Some things cannot be done. Afghanistan comes to mind. “Nationbuilding” in Afghanistan in this century is not...

Why did those Kids Have to Die? What do we do Now?

Why did those Kids Have to Die? What do we do Now?

It was a sad day yesterday as I watched those stricken families mourn the loss of the American servicemen who were killed when an Afghan fighter with a simple grenade launcher shot down that...

Why Keep any U.S. Troops in Afghanistan – or Iraq?

Why Keep any U.S. Troops in Afghanistan – or Iraq?

Yes, I am thankful for small mercies. I am pleased that President Obama has finally decided to start bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan. But I am still puzzled. Why only 10,000 this year?...

What are NATO Troops Doing in Afghanistan?

What are NATO Troops Doing in Afghanistan?

I was watching Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker  (photo above, left) on TV last night (yes, I know Keith Olbermann was on MSNBC at the same time but the new CNN show is winning...