Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Karzai: Afghanistan will need U.S. help for 15 - 20 years

This was an oh, my god, moment to me when Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, in a press conference, said that he believed that Afghanistan will need U.S. troops and assistance for the next 15-20 years at a cost of $150 billion per year. Who knows how many lives will be lost there.

This is craziness. Afghanistan is corrupt beyond belief. We are paying the Taliban in order to get safe passage for our supplies, which the Taliban then uses to fight our troops. This is a policy for disaster and we need to rise up and tell the President and Congress we won't stand for this policy.

7 comments:

vomamike said...

And how did that work out for the Russians? We can be so stupid, I swear!

yağmur said...

Fella, i drob by Chris's blog.

They must be a kinda morons. i will get crazy. they believe that cows caused global warming.

vomamike said...

yagmur - my understanding is Methane is the big issue with cows. What the climate denyers are missing is the fact that our burning of fossil fuels is creating an imbalance that mother earth cannot deal with - without catostrophic consequences to us. They are incapable of connecting the dots.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Human population is more than 6 billions. Are the number of cows and/or amount of their feces more than that of human population and the pollution we cause? I don't think so.
They are incapable of doing many things i guess. Pitty!

yağmur

Jeff said...

This is a dumb blog. Cows are more harmful then fossil fuels. But at this point we don't know what is real or fake when it comes to the science. You are a far left fringe here. Chris' blog is a lot more lively and less of a circle jerk like this blog.

Bruce Fealk said...

Jeff, talk about a circle jerk, Chris' blog is the biggest circle jerk I've ever seen.

This blog represents the mainstream of America. Democrats actually care about the middle class of America. The teabaggers could care less about anyone other than themselves.

djtyg said...

Well at least Obama's looking to fight the insurgency with more brains than flashy rhetoric. General McChrystal is taking a page from Petraeus and creating a jobs program for Taliban fighters who want to reintegrate themselves into Afghan society. Turns out a lot of the Taliban fighters are just in it for the money. I can't hyperlink on the comments, just google "Afghan promises to insurgents often empty" and it'll show a story from WaPo. The success of the program is dependent on the ability of US forces to keep their promise.