Besides fields filled with lethal opium poppies, Afghanistan is a dusty hell-hole without roads, schools, hospitals, or anything in the way of even 18th century civilization.
We've already chased the Taliban to Pakistan, so basically American troops are in Afghanistan shooting at shadows and bombing hillsides, and for what?
Generals on the ground are asking for massive troop increases, saying if we want any chance of victory, we must have more troops.
Would that be America assisting the suspiciously "reelected" Hamid Karzai in establishing a democratic civilization?
Are we really so arrogant we think that by sheer force and spending trillions of dollars we don't have, we can drag an 8th century dump into the 21st century?
Is it a Starbuck's on every corner and Baptist churches in every neighborhood?
They don't have neighborhoods!
They don't have anything. Not even valuable bombing targets.
Even their Arab neighbors don't give a damn about propping up Afghanistan.
Joe Biden is right.
Let's pack our troops and our stuff and get the hell out of there.
Obama should announce that Afghanistan was another of Bush's ill-conceived wars, and he won't be throwing more money at Bush's abysmal failure.
I almost said "throwing more money down the drain," but Afghanistan hasn't got any drains, now do they?