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Been awhile since blogging on this continuing disgrace.  

Today, came across this in the NY Post.  (Please spare me the Murdoch/sourcing/pearl clutching, Tks)

Treachery at the top in Afghanistan

More below.

Ralph Peters writes

In his latest act of ingrate treachery, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered US Special Forces out of Wardak Province, the back door to Kabul. His demand came two weeks after he halted US close air support for the Afghan National Army, crippling his own military’s capabilities.

And that came atop multiple incidents when “our man in Kabul” blamed US troops for everything that went wrong in his wretched country.

Further
The decisive point came in 2009, when we let him steal the presidential election, discrediting all our rhetoric about democracy and the rule of law. After that, Karzai must’ve figured he had us by the “stacking swivel,” as my drill sergeant used to say.

And Karzai was right. Two thousand American troops have died to keep in power an unscrupulous incompetent who isn’t even grateful. And Karzai is confident that we’ll keep the money flowing after we leave. Meanwhile, he appears to be cutting deals with side-jumping tribal chieftains, fence-sitters and our outright enemies to ensure his own survival.

This will hurt
We’re suckers for the devious exile who speaks English and knows the magic words “democracy” and “human rights.” Result? Iraq has become a satellite of Iran, and Afghanistan’s going to come apart again.

Meanwhile, we’re chained to one of the world’s most corrupt regimes and enthusiastically backward countries. We want to get out, but can’t do it overnight. The huge force infrastructure we’ve built up takes years to dismantle and ship home — over Pakistan’s rickety transportation net (we’re hostages to the Pakistanis, too), or through Central Asia and Russia.

I do appreciate the plan to draw down the 60K+ troops by half in 2013.  I believe the proper action is a total pull out now.  Our blessed "force infrastructure" is used and abused.  Leave it.  It will be inoperative within months with no one to maintain it.

Is Kerry going to Afghanistan?  I thought he was buds with Karzai, much like that "reformer" in Syria?

Once again, with feeling this time...

Leave these people to themselves.

Leave Now!

Stop the War.

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