The Evil Empire

"Obama inherited an excellent opportunity to bring US soldiers home from the Bush regime’s illegal wars of aggression.  In its final days, the Bush regime realized that it could "win" in Iraq by putting the Sunni insurgents on the US military payroll.  Once Bush had 80,000 insurgents collecting US military pay, violence, although still high, dropped in half.  All Obama had to do was to declare victory and bring our boys home, thanking Bush for winning the war.  It would have shut up the Republicans."
The other war we're fighting is similar. Afghanistan is turning out just like Viet Nam. The politicians are dithering, while soldiers are dying. The Soviets were in Afghanistan for years. They couldn't control the country, and they didn't have any PC rules to follow. What makes us think we can make things better? United States arrogance is staggering.

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