The latest poll from CNN and Opinion Research Corporation found only 37% of all Americans favor the war, 52% say the war in Afghanistan has turned into a Vietnam.
With the exception of General Petraeus, most Americans are waking up—and this hopefully includes President Obama.
Originally Obama, a weak president, sent 30,000 more troops into harm’s way on the advice of Petraeus. It was to be another “surge” like the one that failed in Iraq—something we pointed out back on June 15th.
Now, hopefully, Obama is waking up—so much so that the United States and NATO are in support of peace (surrender?) talks with the Taliban.
Even hawkish gray-man Robert Gates, the US defense secretary, has said the US will do “whatever it takes” to support Karzai’s negotiations with the Taliban.
(All good politicians know which way the wind is blowing.)
There’s more—Gates weaseled on, “We have always acknowledged that reconciliation has to be part of the solution in Afghanistan and we will do whatever we can to support this process.”
Sure, Secretary Gates, sure.
We had mentioned Karzai’s negotiations with the Taliban way back on June 27th, but it is only now that the same information is being mentioned by the compliant US media.
It is leaking out that the US troops have been providing safe passage for top Taliban leaders to travel to Kabul for face-to-face negotiations with the Afghan government. Let’s hope they don’t run into any IEDs.
So, Petraeus, whose actions led and are leading to a callous loss of life, and did not seem to care if the US went broke, is weakened, as the US goes to work to end the useless war in Afghanistan.
I just read that Obama is now meeting with Condoleezza Rice.