America’s longest war……
We have a new president and his cabinet is beginning to take shape…..and he, Trump, will have to deal with the US longest war…Afghanistan….
Mr. Trump has not said much on this subject…I am hoping it is not because he is unaware but rather just has not given it much thought…..
But to help him out I will let him know that there is mixed signals coming out of Afghanistan and the Taleban…..
Two days after President Donald Trump took office, the Taliban asked him to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan but hinted at a willingness to work with the United States.
The insurgent group posted a statement on its website Sunday calling on Trump to “put an end to the invasion.” But it also asked him to “help countries with their development” rather than with “bloodshed and destruction.”
Well that was about as a positive comment from the Taleban than we will ever hear….
But just a short time later……
The Taliban has warned President Donald Trump to reverse U.S. policy on Afghanistan or face a “historically shameful defeat”, a U.S.-based monitoring group reported Sunday.
An article, which the SITE Intelligence Group said appeared on the Taliban’s website and social media, described the freshly inaugurated leader of the free world as “an enigma both to the Americans and the billions of people around the world”.
Here is my thought….BRING THE TROOPS HOME!
But what will Trump do in Afghanistan? Heed the words of the Taleban or something else?
From Ehsanullah Amiri, Jessica Donati, & Gordon Lubold, The Wall Street Journal: ““President-elect Donald J. Trump said he would certainly continue to support Afghanistan security forces and will consider a proposal for more troops after an assessment,” according to one Afghan official briefed on the call.”
We have spent enough blood and treasure in this country….time to leave them to their fate.
The weekend approaches….Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy…..Be Well and Be Safe…..chuq