31 August 2009

The Afghan War Is Winnable ?

Soviet helicopter brought down by locals in Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

A question, does the following give a true picture?

The Afghan War is winnable,
The facts, perhaps, are spinnable,
Karzai’s intent’s not sinnable,
Our General now states.

A Soviet Gen’ral said the same,
His failure did not call for blame,
T’was then and now a no-win game,
But just at diff’rent dates.

— Larry Eisenberg

Source / Commenter in New York Times

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