Remember this old speech by Sir Winston Churchill? Let me paraphrase it for you, so that you might understand how the people of Afghanistan view our occupation: "We shall fight them in the hills and in the valleys, we shall fight them on their landing grounds, we shall never surrender.
"The situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating", said President Obama, as he announced deployment of an additional 17,000 troops. "There is no military solution in Afghanistan" says Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Said US Commander General David McKiernan yesterday, US and Nato forces are stalemated. The retreat from Central Asia is already underway. Expelled from our K-2 air base in Uzbekistan in 2005, the United States has now been ordered out of the Manas air base in Kyrgystan.
It's Time to cut our losses, Mr. President!! unless you can figure out how to resurrect our dead.