But isn't a bad place to have troops positioned should another of those rouge nations get jiggy with us.
You could apply the same argument to Iraq. That didn't work out either.
Originally Posted By: flicka
In what way? He has to know this is not pleasing to his approval rating.
He boxed himself in with all the talk of the good war and then doubled down on what was a dumb position in order to save face. To his credit, I think he realized pretty quick the surge was a bad move and started planning for the eventual pullout.
Perhaps Bale couldn't sleep and took some Ambien. It's weird stuff.
The normal, everyday people- men, women and children despise the Taliban. They are pretty defenseless against them. If they took over Sharia law would be the first change then the sick violence- stoning of women, random violence, no schools, no women working,etc. We've seen this. Personally, that's why I think we stay.
"...only the shadow knows"