Sunday, June 18, 2017

Petraeus Acknowledging the Obvious

Americans may stay on Afghan soil for a “long-haul” mission that could evolve into several decades of “generational struggle,” General David Petraeus, ex-commander of US troops in Afghanistan, admitted.

The current war in Afghanistan is unlikely to end in the foreseeable future, David Petraeus, who led the US military campaign there back in the 2000s, told PBS News Hour.

It already IS a generational "struggle". Fourteen Sixteen years has taken in a second generation.
To back his remarkable statement, he cited other examples of US deployments in other parts of the world that have lasted decades.

“We have been in Korea for 65-plus years because there is an important national interest for that,” Petraeus said.

However, Petraeus “doesn’t think the US involvement will last that long” in Afghanistan.
I'll take that bet.

And why is this man being given any kind of platform? As a leaker of national security secrets, he should be facing the same punishments visited on Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and others. Or they should be given the same privileges he has.

...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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