The title is something I got from a line in Casablanca, “We’ll always have Paris”…..(damn fine movie)
It seems this country will always have Afghanistan…….stretches all the way back to 1979 and we are still “sorting it out”…..
First some sad news….
Two US soldiers were killed today just outside of the major Afghan city of Kandahar, when a suicide bomber attacked the NATO convoy they were traveling in. NATO confirmed “casualties,” but did not specify if there were any wounded on top of the two slain.
The two slain today makes nine US soldiers killed in Afghanistan so far this year, and while that’s not a lot, increased interest in putting US fighters back on the front lines has definitely made them more available targets in recent months, and this trend of casualties could be rising after dropping off in the past couple of years
During the campaign of 2016 candidate Trump made the comment that “He knows more than the generals” when is talking about Iraq and Afghanistan…..if that is true then he should back up his old kit bag and venture to Afghanistan and set the generals straight.
He reinforced his belief (erroneous I might add) recently at a meeting of his cabinet…..
President Trump isn’t happy about the situation in Afghanistan and his proposed solution is one that will be familiar to Celebrity Apprentice viewers, insiders say. Sources tell Reuters that during a July 19 meeting in the White House Situation Room, an angry Trump said military leaders should consider firing Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, over his performance. “We aren’t winning,” Trump said, per the sources, described as senior administration officials. “We are losing.” Trump also complained about NATO allies and said the US should demand some of Afghanistan’s estimated $1 trillion mineral wealth, the officials say.
The only way to prove his assertion is to go to Afghanistan and see for himself.
The problem is that there is not a decent golf course close by so he probably will never venture to the country.
Then there is the demand he is making that Afghanistan should share their mineral wealth with the US.
He wants Afghanistan to pay “tribute” to the invaders.
Alexander the Great was thew last to “tame” Afghanistan….there have been many others that have tried…..and all have failed and failed miserably.
What makes our president think that we will be the first in many centuries?