Date registered: Aug 2002
Vehicle: 2021 SL770
Location: Fountain Hills, AZ
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Well, it's ultimately a futile engagement. You go in and kick down all the anthills, kill the perps, and go home. You do it in such a way as to give the locals pause in regard to providing safe haven for terrorists in the future. If they do, you go in and do it again. You cannot impose a way a life upon these people that they find offensive, unless you propose a permanent occupation -- even then. Kill the perps, then leave the rest to live as they wish. What else is there to do?
Had Masoud still been around, we might have tried a different tactic, but in his absence, no one has a chance of pulling the tribal leaders into a cohesive government.
"If spending money you don't have is the height of stupidity, borrowing money to give it away is the height of insanity." -- anon