And I’m asking why they are there at all.
Americans have been in Afghanistan allegedly training Afghans to fight and control their territory for how many years — 13 years at least.How long does it take to train them?
Israel fought for its existence in 1948 without foreign help, with almost no arms, and no money, and won a free independent republic and has since defending itself again and again from genocidal threats. It took months to train soldiers, not years.
The Kurds, the Peshmurga, trained without foreign help without years of training, and developed a fighting force that has been the virtually only one to push back ISIS.
How long does it take to train a US Marine — not 13 years, for sure. But Afghans need 13 years? The Iraqi Army needs 13 years?
Think about it. Clearly the difference is motivation. You can’t teach them to be motivated, to care, not in 13 years, not in 100.
Cut losses and come home.
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