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.
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.
On Wednesday, Afghan officials announced that they believed Omar had died in a Pakistan hospital sometime in 2013. U.S. intelligence officials suspected Pakistan of sheltering Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, one of the world's most wanted men, for years before his death, according to a published report.
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.
Those who adhere to and seek to impose, whether through violence or by stealth, brutally repressive, totalitarian, misogynistic, homophobic, intolerant and anti-constitutional shariah on others – have made no secret of their determination to conquer and destroy us and the rest of the civilized world.
A GAO report finds that the Obama administration violated federal law when it released five Taliban leaders from prison without notifying Congress, as is legally mandated, according to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office.
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.
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 admin. has pushed the narrative that Bowe Bergdahl was ill; his life was threatened; Congress was informed; this wasn't a negotiation with terrorists; he served with honor; the 5 released aren't a threat & will be monitored by the US; and this was the “last, best chance” to bring Bergdahl home.
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.
Sarah Palin believes Obama timed the release of Bowe Bergdahl to distract from his administration's Veterans Administration wait-list scandal in which at least 40 veterans reportedly died after they were put on secret waiting lists.
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.
In ransoming Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with the freedom of five terrorists, who are sure to shortly rejoin the Islamist war against America, Obama, once again, broke the law. Sign and share the petition to IMPEACH OBAMA NOW.
Totalitarian movements, like radical Islam, always require “useful idiots,” such as Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's father, Robert Bergdahl, to help convince the people about to be enslaved that their soon-to-be totalitarian masters are saviors, not oppressors.
Ted Cruz is glad for the return of Bowe Bergdahl, but is concerned about the release of 5 Taliban prisoners. "How many soldiers lost their lives to capture the Taliban we released?" Cruz said it may send the wrong message & sets a bad precedent.
Another "innocent" detainee goes back to what he knows best: attacking Americans.
Navy SEAL and Navy Cross recipient Marcus Luttrell's best-selling book Lone Survivor has been made into a full-length, feature film. Our friend LaDonna Hale Curzon, executive producer and host of Sarah Palin Radio, says "Lone Survivor" is perhaps the most powerful war movie since "Saving Private Ryan" and it is not only worthy of your time to see it, but it is worthy of a few Academy Award nominations as well.