5 More Years in Afghanistan

by | Feb 28, 2019

Dang. Thomas Gibbons-Neff says the Khalilzad deal will be to keep troops in Afghanistan for 5 more years, under the “Biden plan” for limited “counter-terrorism” and training missions while calling a truce with the Taliban and integrating them into the Kabul government.

Fer Chrissakes. Why even bother with this charade at all? The Taliban are supposed to agree to this? I don’t believe they will.

The war is lost. Just forget it and end U.S. involvement there now.

Update: Wait. 2019. Five years. That’s 2024. Where have I heard that before?

Scott Horton

Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He is the author of 4 books. He has conducted more than 6,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Larisa Alexandrovna Horton.

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