Question? How much money do you dump into something before one of two things happens, either a, you realize you’re never going to get something useful from it, like restoring an old pinto, and just bin it or b you own it free and clear the title put in your fire-proof box with your other important documents? How much money would that be for you? I think it is time the United States ask itself that question with Afghanistan. I think it is time for a divorce, amicable yes, joint splitting of property, no.
Here is the thing though, Afghanistan was not available at the mail order bride shop and America does not only not have the stomach for empire building, we don’t have the inclination either. We’re not interested in keeping Afghanistan as a permanent drain on the U.S. economy. We’re just about the only country in the world to have rebuilt and left countries to their own devices after wars fought on their soil. Some call it expansionism, but it is not, if it were we would still own the Philipines, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Libya, all those little islands in the Pacific, etc. There in lies the important issue. We don’t hold onto countries that we go to war with. That is not what America is about. At the same time, you have got to be asking yourself why the hell are we still in Afghanistan?
I don’t have a good answer for you. Bin Laden is dead, the Taliban is a former shadow of itself, we’ve dropped in training for their troops, infrastructure, helped setup their government, which we keep our noses out of, they aren’t some puppet organization. But yet they thank us for the “taxpayer’s money.” Well, Afghanistan, sorry but it is time for the U.S. to cut and run, we’ve helped out, the rest is up to you and maybe if you can convince the U.N. to stick their nose into it. we’ve propped you up for long enough that you should be able to do it on your own now. Just as the United States is not in the market for empire building, we are also not here to keep giving credit to a deadbeat country. We’ve really done it too much in history and it doesn’t work out for us. Afghanistan, Karzai, we’d like a divorce. In fact, I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you. I think that ought to hold up in the Hague. It’s not that we don’t like you either, we’re just not interested in letting you have access to the credit cards we can’t keep our own politicians from using.