Monday, November 30, 2009

Losing Bin Laden

There is a new report out, one that concludes that we screwed up and allowed Osama Bin Laden to escape from Tora Bora in the original invasion of Afghanistan. The report is getting a lot of discussion in the media and is raising a great deal of interest.

Why? This has been common knowledge for half of a decade. As I recall, we knew this before 2004, before the election of Bush to his second term. And we reelected him anyway.

Why is it suddenly interesting now? Do we think we are going to undo that blunder by sending thousands of more soldiers to their deaths in that country now? If anything, the fact that he is not in Afghanistan, may even be dead, should point out the absolute futility and waste of blood and treasure that our adventure there actually represents.

1 comment:

bruce said...

It goes to show that the leadership failed us, rather than the boots on the ground.

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