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The Only Correct Strategy in Afghanistan


By Willis A. Carto

The corporate media is all abuzz about the General McChrystal flap, with Obama ordering him home from Afghanistan to face a dressing down and then dismissal because of some criticisms the general made in a magazine article about U.S. strategy.

Well, what is the correct strategy? As we have said before, there is one and only one correct strategy, and that is to get out. Get out now orAmerica will have one more no-win war in its portfolio.

This is true because there is no way to win in Afghanistan. Thus, no matter how many soldiers we lose or how much the taxpayers bless the military-industrial-banking complex, this is another no-win war that will drag on indefinitely.

So far, 1,132 U.S. soldiers, many of them in the prime of their

lives, have been needlessly killed and many more wounded, some of them horribly, and they will spend the rest of their lives without limbs or a face or otherwise shut away from parades and media enthusiasts, unable to exult over how many of Afghanistan’s people have been similarly killed or wounded. And that number is just the official one. Many more die later from injuries, illness and suicides, much of it battle-related.


Ever since Alexander the Great failed in Afghanistan, no country, including Russia and England, has been able to bring the fierce Afghani tribesmen down, and we certainly can’t do so either, regardless of the brilliant strategists who write or regale us on television with their wisdom. Only Genghis Khan was able to conquer the country in the 13th century, but he had to commit genocide to do it.

As we have said so often before, America’s correct strategy militarily is that laid down by the Father of our country, George Washington,* who strongly warned the U.S. to stay out of the affairs of other countries and pay attention to making America better. ——

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(Issue # 27, July 5, 2010)

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