Today’s New York Times is running a surprising editorial relative to the fact that in the last three weeks the editorial board of that newspaper has come out strongly in support of the War in Afghanistan. The editorial is entitled A Test for President Karzai and it speaks to the fact that President Karzai still does not get it. He continues to appoint and defend thugs in his government.
The chances of governmental reform there seem impossible on any realistic level at this point. The central government in Kabul is not in any real way connected to the reality of the situation, that much is becoming evident now.
Why are we sacrificing our young people for this non-government in western Asia? What else is going on here behind the scenes that we are not being told by our own government? Why have we not been told the full story as to why we are supporting these criminals-in-government with our armed forces?
CWO3 Tom Barnes, USCG (Ret.)