On the eve of Afghanistan’s historic presidential election, a newly released poll shows Americans’ support for the war is fading.
The eight year conflict, which began after the US routed the Taliban from the country in 2001, has bogged down American forces and resulted in hundreds of servicemember deaths. In recent months, the Taliban have seen resurgent success. A US effort to capture Osama Bin Laden has failed.
Memo to the writer of this piece:
1. Osama Bin Laden is dead, and has been at room temperature for quite some time.
2. Thinking Americans understand that we are in Afghanistan to build the pipelines to control Eurasian oil, and protect the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.