Afghanistan

Is Trump’s Agenda Being Eclipsed?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Today we hear talk of upping and extending the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, of confronting Iran, of sending anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons to Ukraine to battle pro-Russia rebels in the east. Can the new custodians of Trump’s populist-nationalist and America First agenda, the generals and the Goldman Sachs alumni association, be entrusted to carry it out?

Trump's mission in Afghanistan lacks a mission

Editors, Washington Examiner

Trump sensibly said our parameters would be "conditions," not dates. But the conditions of stability and no more terrorists are not attainable in Afghanistan, which has been dysfunctional for more than just one generation. Trump and Mattis need a clearer goal, something between let it descend into chaos and stability. Without a clearer, attainable goal, Trump is sending men off to kill and die in a war where victory is unattainable.

President McMaster Takes Donald Trump To War

General McMaster and his team of yes men at the NSC apparently neglected to tell President Trump that the enemy in Afghanistan isn’t the Taliban insurgency; it is their underlying ideology of Islam and the allegiance of the majority of the Afghan people to a misogynistic 7th Century Sharia-based Muslim culture.

On Afghanistan, Trump seeks answer to question: Why are we still there?

Byron York, Washington Examiner

If Trump does send more troops, the toughest questions to answer will still be his own. After all these years, why are we still in Afghanistan? And is there some reason to believe doing more of the same will finally work?

Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

In 2001, it was Afghanistan. In 2003, we invaded and occupied Iraq. Then we attacked Libya and ousted Gadhafi. Then we intervened in Syria. Then we backed the Saudi war to crush the Houthi rebels in Yemen. And the inevitable departure of the United States from the Middle East, which is coming, just as the British, French and Soviet empires had to depart, will likely do lasting damage to the American soul.

Hire Bush’s People, Get Bush’s Wars

The notion that by sending a few thousand more American troops to Afghanistan we can broker a peace and some sort of coalition with the Taliban is a folly born of desperation to save political face, not win the war Islam has declared on the West.

Time for U.S. To Leave Afghanistan

It would be wonderful if the U.S. could create a liberal future for Afghans who desire to escape the past. But that task is beyond Washington’s capabilities and cannot justify expending more American lives and monies.

Obama: The Arrogance of Failure

President Obama is the most unaccomplished man to ever hold the office and has been given an eight-year free pass and never held to account for his failures; while Donald J. Trump hasn't even been sworn in and is already a human pinata for the snowflake right and the radical left.

Will GOP Congress Stop Obama’s Final Terrorist “Refugee” Deal?

We urge CHQ readers to call Congress (the Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to tell your Senators and Representative to oppose funding Obama’s plan to import more jihad to America through the “refugee” resettlement program.

End America’s Busted Nation-Building in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is now even more dangerous than it was a year ago. The Taliban now controls more territory than at any time since 2001. Despite pouring $113.1 billion into Afghanistan, Washington has surprisingly few sustainable, long-term benefits to show for it.

Marco Rubio Desperately Plays the Isolationist Card

Trying to defend his record of supporting such disastrous misadventures as Iraq and Libya, Marco Rubio denounced unnamed foes who he claims seek “to derail the postwar consensus about America’s role in the world.” This anonymous “they,” he added, “will never call themselves isolationists, but that is exactly what they are.” Against Ted Cruz, the likely intended target, Rubio's claim obviously is nonsense.

Senator Bob Corker Insults the Memory of 9/11 Victims & Middle East Vets

No matter what he says this Friday, Bob Corker’s shameless surrender of the Senate’s power to consent to treaties and his present phony opposition to the nuclear weapons agreement with Iran dishonors the victims of 9/11 and the thousands of Americans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and lost their lives in the battle with Islamists.

VE Day Anniversary: What if the Greatest Generation Had Simply Declared Victory and Gone Home?

In the lead-up to World War II and throughout the war President Franklin Delano Roosevelt prepared Americans for a war to preserve our way of life, not to simply reclaim the territory Hitler and his dark legions had conquered. Contrast that clarity with our situation today. Americans have never been told by their President that this is a religious and cultural war and, most importantly, Americans have never heard from their President that we are in a war for the preservation of western civilization with a foe every bit has ruthless and genocidal as Hitler’s Nazis.

Parents of Killed SEAL Urge Obama to Resign

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

The parents of a SEAL Team Six member who was killed when his helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan have penned a letter to Obama, calling into question the commander-in-chief’s leadership abilities and saying outright that he ought to resign. 

There Are No “Good Guy” Radical Islamists in Iraq

Obama’s policy makers like President George W. Bush’s before them have failed to grasp the real lesson we should have learned from the rise of the Taliban and al Qaeda in Afghanistan. The enemy is not a nation state or a government, but the idea of Islamic supremacy deeply ingrained in Muslim culture.

What if the Greatest Generation Had Declared Victory and Gone Home?

It is long past time for our leaders to tell Americans the truth about the war we are in -- the war the radical Islamist jihadis declared on us -- and to mobilize the full weight of our national power and culture for the battles to come.

The Bergdahl Trade’s Greatest Damage

As the media readily promotes the line that Bowe Bergdahl left his post because America is the oppressor in Afghanistan, the misogynistic Hell that the Taliban made is conveniently forgotten – replaced by Bergdahl’s strange identification with the enemy.

Smoking Gun? Obama Knew Bergdahl was a Deserter in '10

Greg Campbell, Tea Party News Network

A Pentagon report clearly indicates that as early as 2010, the DOD knew that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl had deserted his unit. This means that the Obama Administration had long known that Bergdahl was a deserter and still traded 5 dangerous terrorists for the release of a man who deserted his unit.