SEARCH BLOG: AFGHANISTAN.
If you search below the masthead or select the label for "Afghanistan," you will find many posts related to my frustration with the conduct of U.S. military operations in Afghanistan. Unlike many, I don't have a problem going after anyone connected with the 9/11/01 attack on the U.S. What I do have a problem with is the blatant misuse of the military sent into Afghanistan.
This comes via Wheat and Weeds and presents the case that the U.S. military leadership has pursued a flawed strategy with complete disregard for the lives of American soldiers.
War is not about being a Christian and turning the other cheek. It is about the destruction of those who would destroy us. Those who talk about taking the "moral high ground" are delusional. There is no "moral" once a war has started. There was no "moral" when Japan was bombed into submission. There was no "moral" when Germany was bombed into submission.
Nothing about dying for the illusion of a "moral high ground." Let the politicians agonize between "moral" and war. Soldiers should have to concern themselves only with strike and destroy... or don't send them into the fray.
Col. Tunnell has no patience for fanciful strategies that simply do not work and jeopardize his soldiers. At the same time, he creates fierce loyalty or fierce opposition among his contemporaries. This is what he sent to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army:
Just in case you think he alone in his views and frustration, watch this: