Ending The War in Afghanistan

The WAR in Afghanistan is an American war.  We started it when we went looking for bin Laden and El Qaeda.  Supposedly, bin Laden was being sheltered or at least tolerated by the Taliban.   Personally I question whether Bush ever really wanted to catch bin Laden.  If we had caught him then our war on […]

Afghanistan: Sad Incongruities

“All we have to do is send two mujahedeen [warriors] to the furthest point east to raise a piece of cloth saying ‘al-Qa’ida’ in order to make generals race there, and we cause America to suffer human, economic and political losses – without their achieving anything of note!” —Osama bin Laden, November 1, 2004, CNN […]

CIA Supports Drug Kingpins

Pretend to be surprised! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html I want to skip right to my favorite part: “The CIA’s practices also suggest the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban, the Times said.” This is the punch line.  Hilarious, brilliant […]

6 Billion in US Military Aid to Pakistan Embezzeled

Between the years 2002 and 2008, the United States provided approximately 6.6 Billion dollars in direct military aid to the government of Pakistan, the idea being that this money would be used to increase the capacity of the Pakistani military to fight “terrorism.” The AP is now quoting two different Pakistani Army Generals who estimate […]

The trouble with Afghanistan

In addition to a newly revised military strategy, we must develop a series of initiatives designed to reign in the drug trade, arms dealing and funding of al Qaeda. It is the very root of this war. The taliban must be brought to justice once and for all and every link, financial and otherwise between al Qaeda, the Taliban and other terror groups MUST be investigated thoroughly. Until our military is properly funded with an appropriate strategy and direction, we must consider our troops FIRST and foremost above all else.