…and leave. This government cannot be trusted (and, no, this time I’m not talking about the Obama administration).
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has demanded that the United States must cease military operations and airstrikes, as well as resume peace talks with the Taliban, before he signs a security deal to keep some US troops in Afghanistan beyond this year.
Never mind that this is another move on Karzai’s part to renege on an agreement to which he agreed last fall and which the Loya Jirga insisted he sign promptly.
Never mind that the Taliban are terrorists who harbored al Qaeda and who have not at all changed their terrorist ways.
Never mind that our only purpose for having a military presence in Afghanistan under the Bush Doctrine (mission creep since notwithstanding) is to burn the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Enough. It’s time to have done with Hamid Karzai and his government. Return only as needed under the Bush Doctrine, and with no mission creep.