Archive for January 20th, 2012

Au Revoir, French Troops

Friday, January 20th, 2012

France has now suspended military operations in Afghanistan after an Afghan soldier shot and killed four French soldiers on a “secure” military base.  France has the fourth-largest contingent of allied troops in that country.

This comes at a time when America is also deeply concerned about the increasing number of killings of American troops by Afghan soldiers they fight alongside and train. When France leaves this unwinnable war, will Germany and Great Britain be far behind?

Normally I would say that any foreign country which gives up trying to establish a democratic government in that sinkhole is smarter than those of us who stay.  I believe that today.  However, wasn’t it less than a year ago when France and Britain, our “allies,” played the NATO card asking the US to do the ‘heavy lifting’ in Libya because they needed its oil?

I think we should reconsider George Washington’s farewell address.  Although he did not specifically say, “avoid foreign entanglements,” he did  ask why should America “entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition?” Good question.

We’ve achieved our objectives in Afghanistan. It’s time to bring our troops home now.

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Friday, January 20th, 2012