Friday, October 2, 2009

That War in Afghanistan

The Oregonian says * that a majority of the Pakistanis are not in favor of giving aid to the US troops fighting the Taliban, Al Quida, and others,in Afghanistan. Coupled with the fact that our expectation for assistance in that program from the Afghanis seems, justifiably, low. Add to that the fact that an understood objective (to catch Osama bin Ladin) is unlikely since he can slip over a mountain pass into a friendly area any time he's threatened. All in all, The Doser opines that it is time that we state more clearly our goals in that eight-year war and decide whether to do what is necessary to achieve our them, or to get out. (* You have to trust The Doser that it says that if you don't have The Oregonian in its concretized paper before you.)

2 comments:

Martha said...

our goals, it seems to me, are easily declared; the problem is having the balls to state them. they are, in general, I would say, the same goads as those always clung to by ossified, crumbling colonial empires: to maintain whatever power possible at all costs, and above all to continue to suck all resources possible from any and all corners of the 'empire' (at whatever cost to the 'wretched of the earth') for the delectation of the privileged fatties who are 'fortunate' enough to be 'true' members of the core empire.

oh yes, and also, to maintain military elites in the overstuffed style to which their egos and lifestyles have always been accustomed....

Daily Doser said...

Martha - I'll bet you were cynical enough to believe that the slaughter of US soldiers in Afghanistan the other day was in aid of the military request for more troops. The Doser warned you not to be that cynical.