"It should be required viewing for everyone in the White House, the Congress, and the Pentagon."
- Arianna Huffington
"An indispensable guide to what’s really going on in Afghanistan."
- Oliver Stone
"A wakeup call for those who still believe our military should be in Afghanistan."
- Michael Moore
After almost 1,000 U.S. troops have died and after roughly $300 billion in taxpayer dollars have been spent in Afghanistan, Afghan President Hamid Karzai repayed the U.S. by threatening to join the Taliban and blaming our forces for the fraud he perpetrated in last year’s elections.
And, according to the former deputy United Nations envoy in Afghanistan, he may be on drugs.
The counterinsurgency strategy chosen by the Obama Administration in Afghanistan requires a legitimate local partner. There’s no way around it. It’s a prerequisite for success. This week, it’s become abundantly clear that we not only lack a local partner, but the partner we have is perfectly willing to stab us in the back when it’s politically convenient.
No more U.S. troops should die for President Karzai’s corrupt government in Afghanistan.