Saturday, January 11, 2014

JANUARY 10, 2014

      You can't say the news is easy these days. There's a story on the front page of the Washington Post today that's written as if it were bad news:  "Envoy--Karzai unlikely to yield.  Post-2014 Pact at Issue."

     Karzai, of course, is the head of government in Afghanistan.  The story suggests that we and they may not be able to continue as allies in fighting the Taliban, the presumed bad guys.  That would certainly be bad news for Karzai--he might lose his war and therefore his job.  But if we had to bring all our troops back home alive and well, why wouldn't that be excellent news for us?

     It's at least possible that the last good war we fought was World War II.  Maybe Korea--North and South were on opposite sides of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and us-- though I doubt it.  Both Koreas still exist.  Vietnam?  We fought with South Vietnam against the Communist North – and lost.  North and South are now one Vietnam.  What good came of that?  I would say, "None!"

     Anyway that was then, this is now.  President Obama has ended one of the two wars he inherited.  If he can end the other--Afghanistan--he may be worth a spot on the presidential All-Star team.  I mean, we'd be at peace.  When was the last time we were there?       


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