Saturday, December 1, 2012


The Afghanistan War, which is now in its 12th year, is not really a war but more like a basic training exercise only with real bullets.

For over four years I have been posting stories and videos from the Afghanistan war on my war blog, and for the like of me I don't see a single difference between the Afghanistan war and what we went through during basic training in the Army except Americans are dying or are seriously wounded.

Our troops in Afghanistan take a small village or wipe out a handful of Taliban, but within days the Taliban have mounted an attack and retake the village.

The see-saw battle lacks any military planning and there isn't an end in sight.

President Obama says he will pull out all but 10,000 troops by 2014, but the question remains why are we keeping any troops in Afghanistan at all?

The invasion of Afghanistan was initially to drive Al Qaida out of the country.

That goal has been pretty much accomplished and now all our troops are doing are engaging the Taliban in skirmishes that are totally pointless.

Nobody wants to talk about the Afghanistan war and interest by the mainstream media has sunk to a new low and with it interest in the war by the American public has also dropped to the point where the only people interested in the war are those that have a family member deployed to Afghanistan.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow examines the war in Afghanistan and other questionable involvement by U.S. forces in the Middle East and airs a speech by Jeh Johnson, General Counsel for the Department of Defense, at Oxford University where Johnson outlines how he thinks the war will be brought to some conclusion.

You can see the video here:


Jo said...

This is a brave article and IMO you have the creds to write it.

Maybe this is why our troops will remain in Afghanistan


Bill Corcoran said...

Thanks Jo. When you have been in the military it gives you a totally different perspective on what is a war and what is not a war. Afghanistan is NOT a war.