Today marks the 8th anniversary of the start of Operation Enduring Freedom, the beginning of the Global War on Terror. We are at a key point in whether or not we can be successful in Afghanistan.
It’s criminal the Iraq war overshadowed the fundamental region critical to our national security. Nonetheless, that can’t be allowed to stand in the way of doing the right thing in Afghanistan now. Yes, we need to have a strategy for victory and give the military the means to accomplish it. In this regard, I don’t fault President Obama for taking time to consider the strategy.
But, never forget the attacks of 9-11 were made possible by the Taliban. That is, after all, why Pres. Bush attacked Afghanistan in the first place. Less than a month after the terrorist attacks on US soil and citizens, I might add. This is the cause that resulted in Congress giving Bush carte blanche to wage the War on Terror as he saw fit. Consider, before the next election, which legislators supported the war and which ones now don’t. Those politicians have wavered, but the enemy has not.