We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
San Diego Union-Tribune reporter Gretel Kovach has been reporting for the past six-weeks on her embed with the US Marines in Afghanistan.
Today, she writes her summary of what she has observed and learned, 'Time. It will take some time'. It is straight-forward reporting, and as good a comprehensive insight as you'll find in major media. Very well-worth reading.
Not to take away credit for her embed, and report, but all she is doing is channeling Michael Yon.
Doe's anyone believe we are going to allow our troops to stay there "decades"? Not likely.
I am for pulling out now and literally destroying AF if they support the Muslim Extremists again. Tribe by tribe, village by village, province by province. I.Do.Not.Care. about the AF's -it is their choice, just as it is now Iraq's.