The longer U.S. forces wage war in Afghanistan, the more the conflict will spread into Pakistan, where 15% of its people and 25% of its military are Pashtuns who sympathize with their beleaguered fellow Taliban Pashtuns in Afghanistan.
A grimmer view is that Obama has become a captive of the military-industrial complex, Wall Street and Washington’s rabid neocons who seek permanent war against the Muslim world. Obama’s “surge” may only expand, intensify and prolong the Afghan conflict.
In the end, there will be a negotiated peace that includes Taliban. But how many Americans, allies and Afghans must die before it comes?
Read Eric Margolis America’s ‘Surge’ May Only Expand, Intensify and Prolong the Afghan Conflict