The ads run to remind the voters of the US that Bin Laden was finally tracked down and killed on President Obama's watch have been criticised, mainly by right wing America. Would they have acted differently in the same circumstances? Of course not.
The video footage of the visit appears to show US troops stationed in Afghanistan over the moon that the President had visited them . He was also there to broker a long term deal with the Afghan President.
Obama's arrival in Afghanistan was not readily welcomed by all and following his departure a series of explosions followed. The suicide bombings left 11 people dead and confirmed what Obama has refuted. This is that the war in Afghanistan is over. It is far from over. It may go through peaks and troughs but it is still evident.
Recent abuses by some foreign troops have furthered the cause of extremists. Such acts are one sure fire way to breed a new generation of insurgents and terrorists. In so many ways, as far as Afghanistan goes, it does not matter why 17 civilians were killed in a massacre, it merely matters that they were.
Afghanistan proved itself unwinable to the Soviet troops who occupied the country for so long. At that time the troops were fighting the Mujahideen. Perhaps the US should remember that back then they, the CIA, supplied arms and support to the Mujahideen as of course they were fighting the Soviets, that is the Reds. Having sowed the seeds they now are reaping the rewards.
It would be prudent for countries who supply arms to terrorists, because they like the cause, as is the case in the Middle East, to remember that people are often not what or who they seem to be.
Tags: Mujahideen, Afghanistan, Taliban, War, Kabul suicide bombs, Obama visits Kabul
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