McKiernan insists the goal remains to approve rules of engagement that “give us greater freedom of action to treat narco-figures and facilities as military objectives.” With the nation falling increasingly under Taliban control, it seems like an odd goal for the commander of a military force to have.
The greatest "winners" in the occupation of Afghanistan?
US no bid-defense contractors and the drug dealers.
The greatest "winners" in the occupation of Iraq?
US no-bid defense contractors and Iran!
And this is what we have to show for all the blood and money spent?!?