Tuesday, September 08, 2009


The word "quagmire" invoking the failed US strategy and tactics in Vietnam is now appearing more frequently in the pages of the New York Times. Read here.

I do not derive any pleasure in finding knowledgeable folks like those NY Times reporters agreeing with what I have been saying for a long time. I do find it worrying that the US is once again pursuing a strategy that is more likely to fail than to succeed. Lives wasted. Money wasted. Hearts and minds not won but lost in Afghanistan. Supporting a regime tainted with drug trafficking and corruption seems to have become a habit among Washington leaders over the years.

And, by the way, I do very much blame the last Bush administration for diverting attention from capturing Osama to attacking Iraq for possessing non-existent weapons of mass destruction.

Mr. Bush even at one point said Osama was effectively irrelevant anymore. Such ignorance and arrogance. Now the US is paying for his mistakes.

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