Back on Track
“Obviously, we’ve made some progress since 9/11. But if you look at what’s happening in Afghanistan now, you are seeing the Taliban resurgent, you are seeing al-Qaida strengthen itself,” Obama said. “We have not followed through on the good starts we made in Afghanistan, partly because we took so many resources out and put them in Iraq. I think it is very important for us to begin a planned redeployment from Iraq, including targeting Afghanistan.”
He’s right. Any man with a half a brain can see that Iraq is only making us more vulnerable to further terrorist attacks. Obama is right when he says we need to withdrawal now. Furthermore, we need to shift our attention where the real threat lies, that is in Afghanistan — a currently abandoned endeavor — and focus on putting some real, hardcore pressure on Musharraf to rid the Pakistani border of Taliban remnants and al-Queda training camps. Let’s secure more than Kabul (if one even considers that secure) by devoting our undivided attention to assisting an area of real concern. One of Bush’s casus bellis for intervention was to eradicate terrorist training camps and nations which harbor terrorist cells. Talk about a double standard setter and a hypocrite. How about we stop utilizing Musharraf as an objective means to better relations in the area and actually gardener the multilateral support we have there?
Or is it too late for that? Has the global support been completely wasted on a futile and selfish warmonger? Is the America psyche battered and our moral diminished? Quite possible so. We need someone energetic, someone idealistic but working within the framework of a pragmatic nation.
I believe hope to never be lost, eh?