We can’t fund America, how are we going to fund Afghanistan? via US, Afghanistan reach deal on strategic pact | CNSNews.com.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and Afghanistan reached a deal Sunday on a long-delayed strategic partnership agreement that ensures Americans will provide military and financial support to the Afghan people for at least a decade beyond 2014, the deadline for most foreign forces to withdraw.
The pact is key to the U.S. exit strategy in Afghanistan because it establishes guidelines for any American forces who remain after the withdrawal deadline and for financial help to the impoverished country and its security forces.
For the Afghan government, it is also a way to show its people that their U.S. allies are not just walking away.
“Our goal is an enduring partnership with Afghanistan that strengthens Afghan sovereignty, stability and prosperity and that contributes to our shared goal of defeating al-Qaida and its extremist affiliates,” said U.S. Embassy spokesman Gavin Sundwall. “We believe this agreement supports that goal.”
Notice he doesn’t say defeating the Taliban which is the primary extremist group in Afghanistan. That’s because Obama has been negotiating with them in an attempt to legitimize the Taliban.
Most taxpaying Americans likely have little or no interest at all in such a partnership – one that wastes billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars, results in U.S. troops being needlessly slaughtered, and provides security for Afghan drug lords. From which the Taliban and Karzai prosper.
How many candidates for election in the U.S. are running on a platform that ends U.S. funds to foreign nations?