Another Obama Victory: Taliban Likely to Regain Power in Afghanistan

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

That golden Obama touch.

THE Afghan government will collapse and Taliban insurgents are likely to retake power after the US and NATO pull their troops out in 2014, a respected international scholar predicts.

The withdrawal of international forces will in some respects leave the country worse off than it was before a US-led invasion toppled the Taliban nearly 11 years ago, Afghan expert Gilles Dorronsoro of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said.

“In the end the withdrawal is the result of a failed strategy,” he wrote in an analysis published this week.

Even US President Barack Obama’s troop surge, which pumped an extra 33,000 soldiers into Afghanistan two years ago — before they were withdrawn this month – had failed, he said.

“After 2014, the level of US support for the Afghan regime will be limited and, after a new phase in the civil war, a Taliban victory will likely follow,” Dorronsoro said.

I just hope once they’re back in power than nobody makes any crude YouTube videos offending them.

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