Posts tagged: Taliban
Good morning, Netizens…
KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened over the weekend to quit the political process and join the Taliban if he continued to come under outside pressure to reform, several members of parliament said Monday. (AP News Wire)
Of course, cartoonist David Horsey’s question, as perhaps others might be whether the United States should be supporting the Karzai government.
On one hand we continue battling the Taliban, standing in favor of women’s rights and progressive democracy, on the other hand the Karzai government threatens to join the Insurgency responsible for so many American deaths. Which side do we support?
Good evening, Netizens…
David Horsey makes a minor point appear quite innocuous while he overlooks one stark fact that somehow has eluded most of the policy-makers in Washington, DC. As far as I know nobody has won a war in Afghanistan. Perhaps I made a minor error in stating this, but thus far, I have not yet found a victor. None.
So if, as Mr. Horsey so aptly put it in his cartoon this morning, Obama is bugged by the Taliban insurgency, so be it.
We either have to discover a viable means of obtaining victory in a country where no one else has, or simply lick our wounds and retreat. Which will it be?