Monday, June 22, 2009
Honoring Vietnam in Afghanistan
I came across this headline today and couldn't help but be reminded of our mistakes in Vietnam, aside from the debatable "us being there". When I see this kind of headline, I realize that this decision was not likely made in the field by military commanders. Not allowing our soldiers to attack near Afghan homes is like setting up the rules for tag. All the taliban have to do is go and attack our soldiers and then run back to an Afghan home and say "base." What could possibly be the point here. It definitely can't be a strategy for success. This type of strategy just says stalemate. So to does announcing an exit date in Iraq. How many lives will we have sacrificed in vain.
Posted by jrchaard at 10:43 AM