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After America and Western countries spent $billions ($trillions all consequences considered), sacrificed thousands dead, wounded, maimed, and ruined lives, Afghan President Karzai in a BBC interview says the war on terror was not fought honestly and genuinely. Its intent was to cause instability in the region. Iraq and Afghanistan were, he claims, solid and whole countries before foreign intervention.

The BBC reporter asked if what is happening in Iraq could happen in Afghanistan. Karzai replies

Never. Not at all.

[BBC Reporter] Many worry that there is a whole arc now—Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan—the rise of al-Qaeda linked groups.

[Karzai] So this means either of two things. Either the war on terror was not conducted properly or effectively, that it gave rise to more terrorism, more nationalism, second, that that was not the purpose in the first place. That was not the objective in the first place. The objective was to cause this instability Which one is it, one has to analyze it and that is an economic question.

[BBC Reporter] What is your answer sir?

[Karzai] I believe the war on terror was not fought with honesty and not fought genuinely.

He says he is confident about the Afghan people. International support is needed where Afghanistan does not have the means to sustain themselves. Afghans are grateful for that, but the keeping of the country, the protection of the country is the work of the Afghans.

President Bush most certainly did not intend to cause instability in the region. As to Obama’s intentions, some suggest the intent was to cause instability for America. The world is in a worse mess than we were a decade ago. Our actions, well-intentioned or otherwise, have consequences. A reluctant superpower has to decide what or if additional sacrifices should be made for people and cultures we do not understand. Recall the fable of the scorpion and the frog. Whatever our course of action, we cannot trust the people for whom they are being made.

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  1. Shifra says:

    Pat S, very interesting read. But when I saw you mention the scorpion and the frog, I immediately thought of Obama. Because Leftists do what they do, regardless of the consequences. They just can’t help themselves…

  2. strider says:

    Hope that frog isn’t swimming the Rio Grande.

  3. Kitten says:

    Pat_S, thanks for the reminder of who Karzai is. Yeah, we not only spent hundreds of billions over there and given him billions, American lives were lost in that hole. Shorter Karzai: “I spit in the eye of you Americans, now keep the money flowing. It’s for the children.”

    As Tammy has said many times before, liberals are the same all over the world.

  4. Cathode Rays says:

    When they attack us, bomb their leaders, destroy their stuff, and call it good. Then, move out. Make it a negative on their balance sheets.

    Simple enough even for a Bush to understand.

    However you slice it, we don’t have to put up with this. Liberalism is the AIDS of Western Civilization.

  5. pamelarice says:

    It seems to me that no matter our intentions we are viewed as the problem and instigator of all kinds of mayhem and woes. IMO: Get the job done right and get the hell out. We would still be viewed as the bad guys but the world and our country would be a safer place and our integrity would be intact.

  6. Dave says:

    I agree with Karzai. We should have been bombing the hell out of terrorists wherever they were since 1980. We should have ignored what any other country said about us killing terrorists whenever we found them in what ever manner we could kill them. That is what I would call winning their hearts and minds. And it would be honest and genuine.

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