Over the weekend, 30 U.S. forces and 8 Afghan Army forces were killed in Afghanistan when insurgents shot down an American helicopter. This also was the single deadliest day to date for the U.S. military since the initial October 2001 invasion. As the cost and casualties continue to rise, isn’t it time to finally end the decade-long war in Afghanistan?
Mission creep has set in. At first, the Afghan War was about defeating Al-Qaeda. Now that there aren’t any Al-Qaeda fighters left in Afghanistan, the Obama administration is using “human rights” and nation-building as an excuse to stay. Wars with no definable end — or ends that change with great frequency — are a recipe for disaster.