The President of Afghanistan’s in a fix: The U.S. Army, he says, hasn’t won the war so there’s no peace to give his people the “individual personal security” they need.
Half a century ago, in four years, we crushed Hitler’s armies and occupied his country and there was peace, but, today, it appears whatever we learned between 1941 and 1945 has been forgotten. We once knew how to win wars. We don’t anymore. And ten years and two Presidents and a trillion dollars and a collection of undefeated Afghanistani tribesmen is proof we’re no longer the nation (in more ways than just winning wars) we were in 1945.