Afghanistan is lost. It's my belief that the Obama administration has already made the decision to back out of this war torn country.
The chess pieces are already falling into place with the Presidents pullback of a missile defense system for eastern Europe and Russia's announcement halting the installation of medium range missiles on their eastern front.
With Obama telling the media two days ago that he is delaying a decision to send more troops, he has all but sealed the fate of this fledgling democracy.
It is obvious that he has excepted a nuclear Iran and will allow a sphere of influence by Iran to include Afghanistan and Syria. The countries on the front lines will continue to be Iraq and Pakistan which most likely will fall within two to three years. Just in time for the US Presidential elections.
Obama is cutting and running from the single enemy in the world that everyone wants stopped.
Yet, he is doing it. Why, you ask? Well, whether you believe this or not our US foreign policy has been hijacked by strong foreign influences. Influences that are 180 degrees from the Bush administrations goals. I know, my neck feels wrenched too.
If you've been noticing Obama's foreign policy has been compromising on all fronts. He has abandoned the pro Democracy, pro western influence doctrine of the Bush Administration for the " you can have whatever you want, as long as you like us " doctrine.
It's my belief that this weeks round of meetings in the US involving many world leaders will include some startling announcements to digest. Some not so easy to get down.
After all we must remember, Obama is just a community organizer who got lucky becoming President of the United States. Global chess just isn't something he knows that much about, right ! He could win the war in Afghanistan but he doesn't want too. The reason why is to frightening to put in writing. God help us all.