Saturday, February 27, 2010

How our Afghan allies trash-talk Taliban

Our Afghan allies risk everything, their lives and hopes, on the belief that America - personified by American soldiers - will stand with them to defeat the enemy and create a better Afghanistan. Read the ABC news story: Trash Talking the Taliban During Firefights. EXCERPT:
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.




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