“After all of this effort and all of this sacrifice and all of this progress, you’re back to a new safe haven for terrorists? It’s like, it just makes no sense.”
No…not being in Pakistan makes no sense. A withdrawal? Genius.
It’s been a while since I posted anything from Storify on the blog. Or posted anything to Storify at all.
So naturally I take exception with Jake Tapper’s segment on the “zero option” in Afghanistan.
Gotta admit, I kind of miss this:
Afghan soldier kills 5 American invaders in Helmand http://t.co/d5xx5CII— Abdulqahar Balkhi (@ABalkhi)February 3, 2012
— ISAF (@ISAFmedia)February 3, 2012
@abalkhi Must have, like more internet access so more people can see your false claims like this one from Helmand.— ISAF (@ISAFmedia)February 3, 2012
Even in 2012, we were hope hope hoping that we could make internet access all about the win here.
"Afghan Student" 8-year-old Afghan student, Kamilah, sits in one of Cheplany Primary School’s burned out classrooms in Dand, a small rural village south of Kandahar city.
photo credit: Farah Nosh Getty Images/ TIME Magazine
Meanhwhile, in the US, we’re worried about core curriculums.
Afghan children gesture as they watch soldiers from the 4th Platoon, Dagger Company of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment patrol near Combat Outpost Nangalam in the Pech River Valley of Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, July 1, 2012.
photo by: Lucas Jackson
See? We DID teach them something!