June 7, 2010

We've been in Afghanistan for a long time

Just saw this today on ABCNews.com. Obviously a milestone that nobody really wants to reach but the Afghanistan has lasted longer than the Vietnam War. But are we losing the war?

And today "The Other War" has gained a fresh and dubious distinction: it is the longest war in our nation's history, surpassing the conflict in Vietnam. 103 months passed between passage of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and the withdrawal of the last American combat forces from Vietnam. As of today, the Afghanistan war is 104 months old. 

Insurgency isn't something you can defeat on the battlefield, it's going to take reform. It's going to be interesting to see what happens when we pull out of that country, I have a feeling it may not be pretty. However, don't forget that everybody supported the war when it started so we really have nobody to blame but ourselves. And that's if there is blame to be thrown, we attacked Osama Bin Laden's home turf and put his organization on their heels.

I'm not getting in a jumpsuit and saying "Mission Accomplished" but I don't think you can look at Afghanistan as an absolute disaster. 

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