How our Afghan allies trash-talk Taliban
I asked Maj. Said Rahim Hakmal what they talk about. Politics, he said. "The Taliban will say things like why do you side with the Americans? Why do you sell out your country? You love Obama more than Afghanistan." Hakmal said the standard response goes something like, "The Americans are here to help our country function again. They don't want to stay. They want to help, then leave. You should help, too." Then the shooting starts.Listen, all believers of liberalism, to the Afghan man: "You should help, too." Help them and help our soldiers help them. Our COIN strategy in the War on Terror is a definitively progressive liberal strategy.