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A Decade of War—for What?

May 4, 2012
Patrick J. Buchanan

“My fellow Americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war,” said Barack Obama from Bagram Air Base.

“Here in the predawn darkness, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon. The Iraq War is over. The number of troops in harm’s way has been cut in half, and more will be coming home. … The time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end.”

Interesting comment, that last.

If “the time of war” is at an end, does that rule out U.S. military action in Syria or war on Iran?

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. May 6, 2012 1:31 am

    Pat got lost in the Neocon switch they pulled during Bush years to continue the war. Congress approval of the war was to destroy Bin Laden and his Base. That was partially completed in 2002 as Pat said, except capturing Bin Laden which could re-establish itself. First of all let us not forget that the Taliban were the official government of Afghanistan not El Qaeda warriors. Bin Laden acquired power there with his money, Bin Laden operation was a paying guest in Afghanistan. That did not change our reason to destroy their power for allowing and supporting Bin Laden operation. Bush got sidetracked by special interest into widening the war and abandoned Afghanistan and the drug dealers came back. Afghanistan and the Taliban was never our issue their guests were. To complete the mission we needed to get Bin Laden and make sure Afghanistan does not allow El Qaeda to go back there again. El Qaeda and Bin Laden not the Taliban, they belong there. Our issue now is Pakistan. As for Obama with election coming keeping the Neocon from regaining power here is the most important factor for us. Obama is doing and acrobatic dance avoiding traps.

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