After losing more than 2,400 soldiers and spending more than $900 billion in Afghanistan since 2001, critics say the U.S. risks losing hard-won gains. President Donald Trump on Monday called the nearly 18-year campaign “ridiculous” and said he could win the conflict in a week but “I don’t want to kill 10 million people.”
I agree. 18 years of a micro managed, limited, political war is absurd…it’s beyond absurd and it makes me both mad and disgusted.
Right now, the best we can do is just get heck out, cut our losses and go. Let the Afghans do what they will to each other. If the people of Afghanistan wind up being butchered and terrorized, they should have resisted when they had the chance. And they had 18 years of chances, but they blew it. We owe them nothing!
Getting us into Afghanistan to do nation building was on a level senseless that has no equal in our nation’s history. I’m so sorry that we allowed George W. Bush to do that, especially when so many of us saw it coming. Well, what’s done is done….and what a terrible and wasteful experience it has been.
Too bad we can’t make Bush wear one of those cone shaped dunce hats whenever he goes out in public..oh, and make the Secret Service agents assigned to him wear tee shirts that say, “I’m with stupid.” Sorry, I shouldn’t make jokes, because this is not funny. Bush will never have to face the consequences of what he set in motion, nor will those that followed him and kept it going. Trump got this one 100% right.