“I understand that the war is unpopular. It’s a long way off, and there’s the legacy of Iraq and Vietnam,” Holbrooke said. “Our core objectives in Afghanistan have not changed, but resources to achieve them have been increased,” he said, adding that success would depend on close cooperation between all 43 troop-contributing nations and countries such as Japan, which provide development aid to the government in Kabul.
"Our core objectives in Afghanistan have not changed....."
The two "core objectives" had everything to do with corporate profit, and absolutely nothing to do with the welfare and security of We the People.
1. Building the pipelines through which to control Eurasian oil.
2. Controlling the drug trade from which so many profit so handsomely.
(And to everyone screaming "it can't be so!", reading that last statement, consider this.
Under the rule of the Taliban, opium production was almost completely eradicated. After the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, opium production soared, flooding the marketplace with cheap illegal drugs. Coincidence?!? Think again!)
Would you please explain this to the families and friends of those who have been killed or maimed for life, fighting for these "core objectives"?
How about explaining to all about to be deployed to this miserable and immoral war, and to their friends and families, the real reasons we are here?!?
Of course not. Because you have neither the honor nor credibility to tell the American people the honest, awful truth.
When the American people finally wake up and realize what the government's real objectives are in Afghanistan, their outrage and anger will be unstoppable.