Just another liberal weiner
I think that the war in Afghanistan is easier to support. But the problem was that the goal seemed to be that we were to expel the Taliban not remove their supporters. So most of the Taliban just melted away into the background until they could regroup and attack the troops. I've read how the Taliban are in the southern part of Afghanistan making money off the drug trade to keep their fight going. Gee, three guesses what the drug money is buying them.
Yet, the administration calls the Afghanistan war a success in part because the people elected a leader. I heard this a year ago, and I heard it again last night from Tom Brokaw "Karzai is the president of Kabul, not Afghanistan". Since his election, troops have only been able to secure a three mile safe zone around Kabul. If Karzai were to visit outside the established safe zone, his safety could not be guaranteed.
Which is why I had to laugh when I read this quote from Dick Cheney this AM. "We will succeed in Iraq, just like we did in Afghanistan." I'm glad the administration has such a low standard for calling it the mission a success. Too bad it's not a success in the real world.
(I'm sure there's someone that disagrees with me on this. I had a lot of time to read up and listen to opinions of people. This country allows us to express our opinions freely, and that's all I'm trying to do.)