The 25-page “Security and Defense Cooperation Agreement Between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan” is a sweeping document, vague in places, highly specific in others, defining everything from the types of future missions U.S. troops would be allowed to conduct in Afghanistan, to the use of radios and the taxation of American soldiers and contractors...Pardon my Anglo-Saxon but, what the f***ing f***.
Afghan officials tell NBC NEWS the agreement is critical to Afghanistan’s future stability. Without ongoing military assistance, training and funding, those officials say the government could collapse and Afghanistan would enter a civil war. If the agreement passes, the draft says Washington would commit to a long -term, indefinite military involvement in this land-locked Asian nation.
Further to my comment on the Phillipines, why are we propping up this pseudo-country? Why isn't Afghanistan a US colony governed by an American Raj and selling us opium and goat meat at a discount in exchange for their improving mortality rates. Why isn't the place opened up to American settlers who can go native or not as they damn well please? If the Afghans can't exercise sovereignty over their own territory, they are fair game for those who can.
Otherwise, leave and tell the Afghans the survival of their State is not the concern of the American taxpayer. And by the way, any extra-territorial trouble from them and we turn the place into a glass sheet.
I am really getting tired of this s***.