“There Are Two Demons In Our Country Now (American And The Taliban).” — Hamid Karzai

Obama has mismanaged the war in Afghanistan at every turn. Whether that’s because he’s naturally incompetent or because he’s deliberately trying to foul things up so badly that we have no other choice but to leave is hard to say.

Whatever the case may be, we’re getting to the point where it’s hard to see how our troops can continue to operate effectively in the country.

The Americans in Afghanistan are “demons.”

They claim they burned Korans by mistake, but really those were “Satanic acts that will never be forgiven by apologies.”

The massacre of 16 Afghan children, women and men by an American soldier “was not the first incident, indeed it was the 100th, the 200th and 500th incident.”

Such harsh talk may sound as if it comes from the Taliban, but those are all remarks either made personally by the United States’ increasingly hostile ally here, President Hamid Karzai, or issued by his office in recent days and weeks.

The strongest such outburst came Friday. “Let’s pray for God to rescue us from these two demons,” Mr. Karzai said, apparently holding back tears at a meeting with relatives of the massacre victims, and clearly referring to the United States and the Taliban in the same breath. “There are two demons in our country now.”

When the President of a country our soldiers are bleeding and dying for is publicly telling his own people that we’re as bad as the people who’re terrorizing and murdering them every day in an effort to overthrow the government and reinstall a brutal theocracy, it’s not a tenable situation.

If Karzai wanted to kvetch a little bit because we accidentally burned some Korans or some guy went nuts and murdered 16 people, that’s understandable. On the other hand, do you know what they normally call Korans being accidentally burned and a 16 person massacre by the Taliban in Afghanistan? They call it a “Tuesday.” Those animals do this kind of thing every day of the week. When was their last weepy apology for burning Korans? Do they put their soldiers on trial for massacring civilians? No. In fact they probably let them sleep in the one cave with a wooden floor as a reward.

Yet, we have a guy who’s dependent on us for his very survival, in a nation we’ve spent billions of dollars and thousands of lives trying to help, publicly comparing us to the freaking Taliban. That would have never, ever happened if Bush was President. However, when you have a foolish weakling like Obama in the White House, it creates these kind of situations. Karzai can read the handwriting on the wall. He has seen how Obama’s bungling and weakness undercut our relationship with Pakistan. He saw that Obama chose not to listen to the generals and he knows the troops we have in Afghanistan are not enough to get the job done. He knows there’s a politically motivated, artificial deadline for troop withdrawal and that his country is not going to be ready to defend itself when that day comes.

In other words, we’re in a war that we need to win so that all the blood and treasure we’ve spent won’t be wasted, so the Taliban won’t take over again, so that Afghanistan won’t revert to a terrorist enclave again, and so we won’t have to go back in that country. Unfortunately, Obama is making it impossible to win the war. So either he should learn something from a better man, George W. Bush, and do what it takes to win the war, like Bush did in Iraq, or we should pull out of the country in defeat. Leaving our soldiers in a war that Obama won’t let them win isn’t helping anyone.

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