March 14, 2017

Dinner With The Afghan Ambassador

A reporter for the Independent Journal Review was invited to participate in a dinner given by Afghanistan's Ambassador to the US, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib. This was a Gold Star dinner for the wives of US servicemen who were KIA in Afghanistan.
Over the course of the evening, Dr. Mohib led a vibrant, gracious conversation about the struggles of his home country and displayed deep appreciation to the family members of the Americans lost on its soil.
Dr. Mohib was asked to give his opinion on the differences between President Trump and the previous administration. His response stunned his audience.
The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been the most thoughtful and intelligent.

Trump continually asked “How can you win? What does Afghanistan need to win?” in reference to our fight with terrorism. Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.

The Obama administration was hesitant with us. The enemy could sense that. When the Obama administration announced its plans to pull troops out of the region, they announced the exact date they would do it. All our enemies had to do was wait ...
The Ambassador was optimistic in his appraisal of his country's future with American assistance under the leadership of President Trump.
This is good, for the future of Afghanistan.
Of course the Ambassador is not about to say that he thinks Trump is an idiot. He wouldn't do that to the previous administration even if he thought so. But his remarks are somewhat revealing.


LL said...

What value is there to the US to remain in Afghanistan?

Riddle me that one.

sig94 said...

LL - Good question. No more lives. Trump was also asking about what business could America do in Afghanistan. What do they need to win? Besides American soldiers hopefully.

Kid said...

Yes, neither obama or any of his advisors had/have a clue.

Agree LL - What is there to gain in A-stan? nothing IMO. They will never be a central government nation. Lord of the Flies over there. Always will be. Let's stop sending our best to be nothing more than moving targets.

In fact, we should have immediately gone and blocked all in and out routes to Tora Bora, Sent in the good guys, taken osammi or his life and been Out in October 2001 never to return.

This situation hae me pondering why we are pouring so much money and human live there. Is the CIA really the ones bring heroin, etc into the USA?

Can't think of any good reason to be there, and I'll bet a good amount there isn't a good reason to be there.

sig94 said...

Kid - CIA? Heroin? Using the proceeds of the sale of narcotics to fund black operations? Oh, perish the thought!