Homeland Security

In Afghanistan, America's 'Profound Lack of Strategy' Is on Display

The “war” in Afghanistan — which at this point exists only to put our soldiers in harm’s way for the sole purpose of getting them killed — has dragged on four times as long as our involvement in World War II, and what do we have to show for it? The battle against a bunch of mountain savages should have ended when the Taliban was toppled in revenge for harboring Osama bin Laden, but no: the clueless Bush administration then chose to indulge in “nation-building” in a hellhole that had never been a nation in the first place. Now the s Obama administration is actively endangering the ability of America’s armed forces to fight — and win — a real war:

A combat-hardened Green Beret has unleashed a barrage of indictments against the command in Afghanistan and policymakers in Washington, saying the 14-year-old war effort suffers from a “profound lack of strategy” and that special operations overseers show “moral cowardice.”

“The enemy operates with impunity throughout the country due to our relentless commitment to avoid principled strategy and decision-making processes,” the Special Forces soldier says in a sworn statement he headed, “Profound Lack of Strategy.”

He bemoans the fact that the current battle plan calls for most American troops to stay in forward operating bases as fledgling Afghan troops fight the Taliban alone. It is not working, he said.

“There is a fine line between not conducting operations to keep people out of harm’s way and not conducting operations in such a fashion that it actually increases overall risk to force and risk to mission,” the Green Beret said.

Since 1945, America has fought not to lose, with disastrous results. George H.W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush, owe the nation a profound apology, and the rest of the family should get out of politics and find an honest profession. And what has happened since? The U.S. has been flooded with Muslims, European is currently being overrun by an unarmed invasion force, Iraq is a sectarian shambles, Iran is acquiring nukes, and Afghanistan is still a hellhole.