Nothing, if not a genius, Panetta indicated to CNN that he worries continued attacks could damage coalition and Afghan partnerships —but he will nevertheless continue to force American military personnel to work side-by-side with Afghans who have never in the entire history of their culture been regarded as trustworthy.
Here’s a clue: President Obama proclaimed the war in Afghanistan “… is a cause that could not be more just.” What was he thinking? The country has been impregnable to foreign invasion for 2,500 years. Alexander the Great failed there; the British failed there; the Soviets failed there … did anyone with an ounce of brains think that we could succeed?
What does Panetta plan to do to counter this green on blue threat from our so-called Afghan allies? Well, he wants to start a “guardian angel” program. This involves identifying one individual who stands to the side of Afghani troops, or perhaps behind them, so that he can watch the backs of fellow Americans and presumably blow to hell the traitorous bastards before they can murder more American or Coalition personnel.
Sounds like a good plan. Except that anyone who kills an Afghani by shooting him in the back would likely face charges as a war criminal and spend the rest of his life at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. So my question is, “Is this your best shot, Mr. Panetta? Do you really think you enhance our foreign policy by keeping military personnel in Afghanistan so that they can serve as targets of opportunity for Afghan insurgents?”
Well, not entirely: Panetta has other good ideas, such as increasing the intelligence presence and perhaps increasing counterintelligence presence.
How much are we paying this clown?
For more than three years, the Obama administration has done nothing significant to improve our chances of winning the hearts and minds of the Afghani people. Along with his failure to fix our economy, Barack Obama is a failed commander in chief. Obama has known Afghanistan is a lost cause as far back as August 2009, when General Stanley McChrystal informed then Defense Secretary Robert Gates, “…the overall situation is deteriorating. We face not only a resilient and growing insurgency, there is also a crisis of confidence among Afghans — in both their government, and the international community— that undermines our credibility and emboldens the insurgents.”
What has President Obama done about this? Well, I mean besides implementing the guardian angel program … nothing.