The Lopsided Balance Sheet of the Forever War

The Lopsided Balance Sheet of the Forever War, by Pat Buchanan.

Why do we continue to fight in Afghanistan?

“We continue to fight simply because we are there,” said retired General Karl Eikenberry who preceded Nicholson.

“Absent political guidance and a diplomatic strategy,” Eikenberry told the New York Times, “military commanders have filled the vacuum by waging a war all agree cannot be won militarily.”

This longest war in U.S. history has become another no-win situation.

Yet if the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan were pulled out, the regime would fall, the Taliban would take over, and the massacres would begin.

hat-tip Stephen Neil