‘US Afghan mission destined to fail’
U.S. President Barack Obama has reportedly no intention to announce the number of troops remaining in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 deadline because he has an “illusion” that he will win the war in country, says a columnist from Veterans Today.
“Most Americans are living under this illusion that somehow we are going to make things better in Afghanistan, which will never be the case … this mission is destined to fail”, Dean Henderson, who is also the author of “Big Oil and Their Bankers” and “Stickin’ it to the Matrix,” told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Sunday.
Some American officials suggest that the U.S. should keep between 8,000 and 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after 2014.
“It doesn’t matter how many troops we leave there. It’s not going to help the situation. The sooner we get out of Afghanistan the better for the interest of both the Afghan people and the United States”, Henderson said.
It is also likely that the U.S. president has no plan to do in Afghanistan after the deadline, he added.
Almost 66,000 American soldiers are now stationed in Afghanistan. President Obama has ordered about 34,000 home by early 2014 as part of his plan to hand over security control to domestic security forces.
The Afghan war has become the longest-running war in the U.S. history.