Sep 1, 2009

Will Afghanistan be Obama’s Vietnam?

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the situation in Afghanistan is serious and deteriorating.

"I've said that over the past couple of years, that the Taliban insurgency has gotten better, more sophisticated in their tactics."

Afghanistan a tribal society that will never accept democracy. It took Russia a long time to realize that they could not defeat the tribes in Afghanistan.

There is serious doubt that a military conflict in Afghanistan can be won.

The White House is asking for or more troops while basically admitting we are losing.

Mr. Obama, along with other Democrats in Washington, wanted Bush to pull out of Iraq. Now may be a good time to take their own advice and pull out of Afghanistan.

The longer Obama keeps up the war in Afghanistan the more likely it will end his presidency just as Vietnam ended the presidency of Lyndon Johnson who desperately wanted another term in the White House.

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