I am optimistic on the situation in Afganaistan. Our new strategy, which consists of removing our thumb from our ass, seems to hold promise over the Bush-era Iraq obsession. In fact, the idea that we will actually be making war on the people who actually attacked us, well that stimulates the logical parts of my brain. I hope they try all kinds of things. If this works, it works, if it doesn't, well, we seem to be sending a lot more troops for some reason, maybe it's to actually kill real terrorists instead of Iraqi goat farmers. What a concept.
How far would you go? Would you selectively kill only Afghan Terrorists? Since you don't want to fight Saudis, Iraqis, Jordanians, Iranians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, etc, how would you distinguish among them? Once you have destroyed most of the adult male population how would you rebuild the country? A muslim country with women in charge? Hardly likely. How would you change their culture to accept our ideology or theology? You destest organized religion so what would you do? Convert them to atheism? Would they like you enough to name a street after Barrry like GHB street in Kuwait? Doubtful. This is a country stuck in the seventh century with little hope of joining the 21st. Largely uneducated in Western ways or any other form of modern society you would have to completely destroy their will to fight. With nothing to look forward to, what would they have to lose? They would fight to the death and have no real clue as to why. Ask the Japanese why they fought for the Emperor.
If you don't want to kill any of them then you would have to round them up somehow and put them in Gitmo - oh wait...
It's awfully vain of you to presume that you have the answer. If a gang of bigshot war mongers like Bush and Cheney couldn't get the job done (that's sarcasm in case you didn't know) , then what the hell do you think The Big Zero will do with his passive socialist mentality. What will your opinion be when the body bags start coming home? Gates will only put up with so much crap before he abandonds Barry and leaves him in the corner crying and licking his nuts. Will he actually let the Generals prosecute the war or will he let Murtha and J 'effin Kerry set the ROE?
The ChiComs and the Norks have sent a shot across The Big Zero's bow in the last few days. Barry needs to man up and confront the world before they start confronting us. Time is running out for Barry in the court of world opinion. Europe is expecting him to stand between them and tyrrany. Not even Obama can visualize a realistic, positive outcome.
How much time will you give him? 1 year? 4? He needs to win and win big. That means no group hugs or campfire songs with the enemy. It means a hard fought campaign of death and tears. They need to reduce the male population by a huge amount.
Do you have the stomach for it? I haven't seen it in any of your posts. Just a lot of posturing.