Person of the Week: Sardar Mohammad, alleged CIA contact in Afghanistan

Person of the week: Sardar Mohammad, who assassinated Ahmed Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan’s president: Hamid Karzai…  Is this another episodic example of the failure of American Foreign Policy in Afghanistan? …  Was this killing an another indelicate message to his brother and does it portend to the United States of America and to the Afghanis that the future there belongs to the Taliban? …

 The military troops on the line have performed and continue to perform admirably, but the policy from the beginning of the Obama Administration of unilaterally announcing when the United States would cease major operations and when it would leave Iraq and Afghanistan seems to have been a colossal failure…

 Admittedly, America’s military entanglements and its financial shortcomings are cumbersome, but, nonetheless, in the clear light of a bright day, how many prior gains will have been lost and how many Americans have died and will continue to die because of the failed leadership from the White House? …


2 Responses

  1. Obama ran saying he would quickly take out the soldiers from the middle east but did not and dragged out the mess for more years and more Americans died Should have done what he said he was going to do and save lives. He made a bigger mess and lives lost

  2. Afghanistan is a difficult situation to war game. The old saying, “When you are up to your butt in alligators it is hard to remember that the original plan was simply to drain the swamp” certainly applies in this instance.

    It should by now be obvious that we are not going to change a medieval society by our presence in their country. If we had intelligent, active, committed leadership in this country then we should adopt a simple policy in regard to terrorism and the Middle East countries that harbor it. If you attack the U.S. or its citizens we will retaliate until the threat is removed – with or without local government assistance. Once the threat is neutralized we will cease military actions outside our national borders unless the threat returns.

    We do have the opportunities to judiciously offer aid to democratic movements in various countries suffering under tyrannical rule, but our attempts at nation-building have proved to be costly, time and resource-consuming and marginally effective, if that.

    If no immediate threat to our nation is discernible, we should devote the vast majority of our attention and resources to solving our issues here at home.

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