21 December 2007
Chimp fears that allies may abandon Afghanistan
It is emerging that the chimp is worried about America's allies and their commitment to the quagmire that is Afghanistan. Will they stay the course, the simian wonders?
Of course they won't - and neither will America come to that. The costs of the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq have now topped the cost of all the other wars that the USA has ever fought apart from the Second World War. The question is not if the USA will call it a day on her imperial adventures but when?
This is a point that is so obvious, but it is amazing just how many people fail to get it. The guerrilla wins by not losing and the conventional force loses by not winning. All the Afghans have to do is outlast the occupiers. It may take a decade, or two, or three, but eventually the westerners will leave. So long as there is a guerrilla force left at the end, then they will march into Kabul and raise their flag.
End of story.