Wasn't THAT Mission Accomplished a Long Time Ago??

Two things struck me about this USA Today article. First, the "biased liberal anti-American" media led me to believe that everything was fine in Afghanistan; this insurgency sort of came out of nowhere, as far as major media coverage. Second, notice that the general isn't saying, "We're going to pull out in six months." No, he's just saying that if they don't defeat the Taliban in 6 months, the locals won't support them. But our troops will still stick around, shooting and liberating.


  1. As I recall, the US troop death toll has risen every year since the invasion. I recall Ann Coulter stupidly squawking about he the US military was so much better than the Soviet's, because we "conquered" Afghanistan in a couple of weeks and they couldn't in ten years. She didn't seem to be aware that the USSR was not trying to conquer Afghanistan -- their puppet government was already in place! They were trying to crush a rebellion -- just like we are, and we're halfway to their total years already.


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