The prelude to what is to come for the few soldiers President Obama will abandon in Afghanistan struck yesterday – an American 2-star general killed while visiting an Afghan officers’ academy. Our clueless leader from behind won’t do more than mutter a few words about this being a sad loss for America, then shuffle off to the next round of golf. The press will focus on the “security lapses” that left more than a dozen others wounded, but few will place the blame where it belongs – at the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Nightwatch commentary includes this grim analysis:
“The tribal victory narrative features the theme of driving the foreigners out and debasing them as they left. That is what the mujahedin claim they did to the Soviet forces and what they say their ancestors did to the British before them. The Soviets had to fight their way out, on the road from Kabul to Termez on the Amu Darya. The departing coalition forces should expect a similar set of challenges, especially as the withdrawal quickens later this year.”
Here’s my take on the situation from June 8, 2014, “Abandoned In Afghanistan” (in the comments I worried about force protection – no worries is the pat answer from this hapless President).
So, our fearless leaders in Washington from the President, to the Secretary of Defense, to the Chairman of the JCS, and even the Secretary of the Army ducked for cover, releasing a written statement, to avoid even hinting that we might have an iota of spine left in America to stand up against the world’s miscreants. They’re all hiding behind spokesmen. Maybe they’ll send out one of the girls from the State Department to brief us and they can even borrow my hashtag sign: #AmericanPaperTiger.