Yeah Sure, We're Winning
by James Glaser
February 6, 2008
That paragraph comes from McClatchy Newspapers in an article titled, "Insurgencies Spread in Afghanistan and Pakistan," by Jonathan S. Landay, February 3, 2008.
To understand the importance of this article, we have to remember that we have been fighting in Afghanistan since 2001. That means Americans have been in combat in that country for over seven years, and there is no end in sight. In fact the last couple of years, we have been losing ground, and that happened after we deployed NATO troops there to help us.
If NATO is not winning, then the United States is not winning either. When we first attacked Afghanistan, that country may well have been the most pitiful Third World Country on earth. Like the Soviets before us, we are finding that this war is becoming more than we bargained for
For years now, President George Bush has been claiming victory in Afghanistan, and he touted our success there in last month's State of the Union Speech, but he had to admit that 3,000 more United States Marines would be sent to Afghanistan to help with the increase of violence there.
Over seven years after we first attacked that country, and we are sending in additional troops to help with the fighting, but yet Bush and his White House continue to claim victory in Afghanistan.
Sad isn't, it, how they play with words, so that they can keep on killing people.
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