Monday, November 30, 2009
Adventures in Neoconland: Exit strategy? We don't need no stinkin exit strategy!
The very fact that they don't want an exit strategy is the surest reason why we need an exit strategy, and that exit strategy should be, pack it up and come home yesterday. There is no defined strategy for victory - not one that they can openly talk about, anyway. In their eyes, every day we stay there is a victory, not for our troops, not for the American taxpayer, and certainly not for the Afghans and Pakistanis who are being slaughtered, but for the bankers loaning us the money for this racket and laundering the drug money from Afghanistan's now record opium trade - upwards of 92% of the global market from a country that produced almost no opium prior to our invasion. But don't dare tell a neocon sheep we're in Afghanistan guarding opium. What a grotesque sacrilege that would be.