Skip to main content

View Diary: Why are we still in Afghanistan? (21 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  A fine diary and question. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    gogol

    Clearly we aren't there to hunt down BinLaden (who, imo,has been dead for a while).  We might be there to keep the evil Taliban in check (and they are an evil force) but, hell, there are armed and evil forces all over the freaking world. Could be we're there to appease the neo-cons and their minions who can't invest enough in defense industries.  Maybe it's the strategic goal which I read years ago when Russia as there: Afghanistan isn't oil rich but its land mass is essential for the flow of oil. I vote for the oil thing...it has something to do with control of mideast oil. In any event, the equivocating, lying, and outright deceit coming from our elected officials about this "war" is alarming.  

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site