Sunday, January 27, 2013


Remember when even the fight in Afghanistan was being reduced to just some scheme to secure oil for America? Times sure have changed for those who want to complain.

How long will it take for our left to complain that we aren't going to profit from the war?

China, long a bystander to the conflict in Afghanistan, is stepping up its involvement as U.S.-led forces prepare to withdraw, attracted by the country's vast mineral resources but concerned that any post-2014 chaos could embolden Islamist insurgents in its own territory.

Cheered on by the U.S. and other Western governments, which see Asia's giant as a potentially stabilizing force, China could prove the ultimate winner in Afghanistan — having shed no blood and not much aid.

At some point, people may have to accept that we went into Afghanistan to prevent jihadis from using it as a base to kill our people.

Well, at first it was for that reason. Now I have no idea what the administration's goal is other than to "responsibly" leave.