LOSING IN AFGHANISTAN

PRESIDENT BIDEN IS SPEEDING UP THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE FEW REMAINING U.S. TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN. OUR NATO ALLIES ARE GETTING OUT, TOO. BIDEN SAYS WE CAN’T WIN THE WAR.

         THE COST IN HUMAN LIVES AND TREASURE TO ACCOMPLISH OUR INITIAL GOAL OF TAKING OUT OSAMA BIN LADEN AND AL QAEDA HAS BEEN HIGH. THE COSTS OF WAR PROJECT ESTIMATES 241,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM THE AFGHANISTAN WAR, INCLUDING 2,400 AMERICANS. THE FINANCIAL COST, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES CARING FOR WOUNDED VETERANS, IS OVER $2 TRILLION.

         THIS REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER WAR IN VIETNAM WHERE WE COULDN’T WIN, BUT SPENT 55 THOUSAND LIVES AND MILLIONS MORE TRYING TO DEFEAT AN IDEOLOGY. NOW WE TRADE WITH VIETNAM.

         OSAMA BIN LADEN ALWAYS USED VIETNAM AS A MODEL AND SAID AMERICA WOULD GROW TIRED OF BEING IN AFGHANISTAN AND ALL THE TALIBAN AND AL QAEDA HAD TO DO WAS WAIT US OUT. HE WAS RIGHT.

         OUR GOAL WAS TO GET BIN LADEN AND MAKE SURE AL QAEDA COULD NOT ORGANIZE ANOTHER ATTACK ON AMERICA. WE ACHIEVED THOSE GOALS FOR NOW. THE TALIBAN ARE TAKING OVER AND WILL END FEMALE EDUCATION FOR GIRLS AND FORCE WOMEN TO WEAR BURKAS AGAIN. THE AFGHANS APPARENTLY DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT WILL OR FORCE TO RESIST. IT’S A SHAME. I’M CAL THOMAS.

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