Stars & Stripes reports that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction claims that the Afghans aren’t going to have the capabilty to assume responsibility for their own security when the US plans to withdraw in 2014;
“The SIGAR report provides yet another indication that the ANSF will be at least two years away from being able to handle security on its own at the end of 2014, that we may leave Afghanistan without the aid funds to avoid an economic crisis to depart, that insurgent influence is still growing in many areas, and Afghan politics and governance are almost as much of a threat to mission success as the enemy,” he said.
Ahmad K. Majidyar, a senior researcher for the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative Washington think tank, said without continued international troop presence and robust international funding after 2014, Afghanistan can’t sustain the ANSF.
“We have to continue to support the Afghans with logistics and airpower,” Majidyar said. “These are two problems where the ANSF cannot become self-sufficient by the end of 2014, or for many years after that.”
So, I figure if they aren’t ready in two years, why invest any more money in them? They’ve wasted eleven years of our investments on piddly-ass bullshit and complaining about how we fought the war…cut ‘em loose now. This administration, and I suspect a Romney Administration, as well, won’t ever be committed to any sort of victory in Afghanistan and the Afghans are more interested in milking us for more money, all the time undermining the efforts of our troops. Screw ‘em. Wave goodbye.