There is scant doubt anyone who comments about the war in Afghanistan has run out of comments to utter than make any sense. Taliban forces control large areas of the country, the other day a newspaper man in the capital of Kabul was shot to death in the open and they got away. President Hamid Karzai lives in a fantasy world in which once upon a time the people of Afghanistan lived in peace and security until Western nations blasted their way into his nation and created chaos and war. In his fairy tale, due to his brave leadership, an Afghan army was created and they have done most of the fighting. However, their good work is undermined by American and NATO forces that spend their time killing innocent Afghan citizens with their planes and drones. Hamid made clear to his enemies, “I wan tho say to all those foreign countries who maybe out of habit or because they want to interfere, that they should not interfere.” In other words, depart.
In this fantasy world, 93% of the country is safely protected by the Afghan armed forces. Now, if the US really wants to help his nation, Mr. Karzai suggests it should launch a war against Pakistan which is the sanctuary for Taliban forces. Karzai does want the world to know, “I support peace.”
I believe those are wonderful parting words for Americans as they bid goodbye.