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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The politicians are at it again…

Does this theme sound familiar… We need to refine our strategy and determine the necessary direction before we commit any more troops in Afghanistan. This exact political interference is what bogged down our forces in Vietnam and created the quagmire that inevitably created the mess that was Vietnam.

When we were attacked on that fateful September day in 2001, the enemy was clearly identified and their primary hiding place and training ground was located. Our resolve to destroy them and protect the American people from ever being attacked in such a way from this enemy was clear and precise.

There can be no argument that if done correctly and with the mighty force of our military, we can crush this enemy without mercy and without reservation. Afghanistan is a tough country, it’s a country that many have tried to conquer in history and failed. The difference being that we are not interested in conquering this primitive nation, our intent is to crush al-Qaeda, crush the Tali-ban who supported this terrorist organization, and insure that these groups never terrorizes the world again.

Asking our military commanders to accomplish this job is the right thing to do, we need to crush the enemy on their home field before we are fighting them on ours. To delay and deny our military commanders of the resources necessary to complete this mission is reprehensible and will only give our enemy the resolve to fight on. The message being sent is to wait us out, hide and wait, terrorize and wait, we will grow tired and leave and they can have their training ground back.

This is unbelievable, the progress gained in that region stands to be lost to an enemy that would destroy us at the first opportunity. The lives lost will have been in vain if we don’t apply the pressure right now and crush this enemy with the full force of our military once and for all.

How quickly the lesson of September 11, 2001 has been forgotten.