Monday, August 10, 2009

Taliban Gains Upper Hand In Afghanistan

While there have been encouraging indications that the Taliban have suffered significant loses in Pakistan, in Afghanistan it's an entirely different situation with the Taliban now winning, according to Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top American commander there.

The general warns that the number of U.S. casualties in Afghanistan will remain high for at least several months to come.

Perhaps it's time to re-evaluate the U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. Presumably we are there in search of those who perpetuated the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The questions we should be asking are are we getting any closer to getting them, are they even in Afghanistan any longer and is it worth the price in additional American blood to be continuing this mission?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK.... so we ramp up the numbers and institute a new strategy to ensure greater success and the Taliban are winning? Isn't there something wrong in this scenario?

Also, I wish we could make our minds up about just what we're doing there. Are we chasing the Taliban, are we securing the country to enable democracy to flourish? Just what are we doing? I used to have a clear view of why we were there........ now I just don't know, and I am not alone in this thinking. What price are we prepared to pay, how many more soldiers need to die?