Occupy Afghanistan forever!

by Odd Man Out
The notion that aging has its bright side — the getting of wisdom — is an absurd falsehood that persists because it’s too depressing to acknowledge that there is no bright side to the gradual deterioration of mind and body.

From Raw Story:

Ensuring a long-term US military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2014 will be a key to success or failure in the war against Taliban insurgents, Republican Senator John McCain said Wednesday.

McCain, an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama’s planned withdrawal of most US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, said a security accord with Kabul would have a transformative effect on the war.

“The strategic partnership would make clear to the Taliban that it cannot wait us out and win on the battlefield,” he said in speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington think tank.

Ten years of pointless, budget-busting war is not enough for McCain. I can only guess his hawkish stubbornness has to do with the fact that he fought and became a POW during the Vietnam War years. The U.S. had to withdraw from that fiasco, but we’ll “win” this fiasco, goddamn it, even though it’s unclear who and what we’re fighting.

6 thoughts on “Occupy Afghanistan forever!

  1. “The strategic partnership would make clear to the Taliban that it cannot wait us out and win on the battlefield,” I am almost sure that this has been said before in Russian.

  2. Yeah, McGramps is just having another of his ‘senior moments’. He’ll never come around anyway, so who cares what he says anymore.

  3. It’s called the Graveyard of Empires for a reason – every “empire” that has tried, from Macedonia to the Mongols (three times) to the Brits to the Soviets, has failed, and within a generation failed utterly as an empire. Why does John McCain, a frat-boy punk whose only confirmed “kills” were three aircraft he blew up aboard his own carrier and spent less time “in-country” before being rightfully shot down and captured dropping bombs on civilians from thirty thousand feet than I and my compatriots spent in a single patrol hate America?

  4. Hey Ten Bears, do you think that the Chinese will be stupid enough to go in after we leave? Or are they content just being our banker while we fight on for the next 100 years? The neo-cons (Zionists) like McCain and Hillary have never met an enemy, they have few friends, that they didn’t want to kill into submission. Not since 3760 BC at least.

  5. It’s called the Graveyard of Empires for a reason – every “empire” that has tried, from Macedonia to the Mongols (three times) to the Brits to the Soviets, has failed, and within a generation failed utterly as an empire.

    Here’s the mystery: why would anyone want to have anything to do with that barren, rocky, godforsaken piece of real estate?
    If you’re going to conquer something, conquer something worthwhile.

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