Sunday, October 04, 2009

Afghanistan -- Another Vietnam 2

The slaughter of hapless US soldiers dropped in a country they were sent out to "save" continues. The "savees" are killing the "savers".

How long is this futile "save the world" mission going to last until a sensible exit strategy is put in place? Answer is: not for quite a while.

One silly element that always creeps into "geopolitical" decision at the White House is about "losing Uncle Sam's face". That was often cited as a reason during the Vietnam War to justify Escalation. You need to prove to the enemy that Uncle Sam couldn't be pushed around.

In the end, the finale on top of the Saigon US Embassy was a lot worse than any had imagined. Read the latest war report from the front here.

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