Friday, July 22, 2011
The US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan: the Delusion
It is obvious by conservative and liberal US citizens alike that American wars never end entirely. The US Army's encampment in the countries that they sent forces into remain there indefinitely by form of "inactive bases" or "peace-process centers."
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan may remove thousands of soldiers, but it will most likely not remove US occupation. Though the American government has announced that they will hand over military and security responsibility to the Afghan Army, the US Army will no doubt be in the shadows waiting for an opportune moment.
We should never assume only one side of what is announced by any government. We should make decisions on what officials don't say.