To this day, you’d be hard-pressed to think of even a single battle America has lost because the “Boots” didn’t meet or exceed expectations. The military is made up of fighting men and women. That’s what we do, and there’s no one better.
Looking back, the Afghanistan debacle is almost exclusively the fault of the “Suits” – the inside-the-Beltway boys and girls who think they know it all but couldn’t fight their way out of wet paper bag.
It’s been 19 years since we achieved our original objective in Afghanistan.
You mean we actually had one? Yep – we did.
That original objective was to break the backs of al-Qaida, their training of terrorists and planning of attacks, kill them or run them out and kick the Taliban’s a– for helping and harboring them.
As George W. Bush famously announced at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terror attacks: “I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you, and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
And thanks to our Boots, we accomplished this task by March 2002, a mere five months after it began.
But then the Suits got involved, and the “mission” became a social experiment and yet another pathetic attempt at nation-building. So here we are some 20 years after 9/11, surrendering once again, a la Saigon 1975.
And don’t for a second fall for the line that it’s not at all like Vietnam.