Afghan President Hamid Karzai has spent years denouncing the United States as we have continued to pour hundreds of billions into this country (and his corrupt family and government). Now, Karzai has called on China to come in and guarantee security in the country as he continues to call on the United States to get out. Despite these consistent attacks on the U.S. and Americans as “demons”, the Obama Administration continues to put our soldiers in harms way and spend money that is badly needed at home in this country. So, while the Administration is cutting back on FAA towers and slowing air travel, we will continue to spend wildly in a country seeking to replace us with China. Brilliant.
This week, Karzai praised China as the world’s emerging dominant superpower and largest economy. He described his country as the “graveyard of empires” which apparently is meant to include the United States. Karzai wants China to come into the country to stabilize security and wants the U.S. out, particularly after a series of operations led to high levels of civilian deaths.
Our insistence on continuing to dump money and manpower into this country is baffling. The situation is worsening on the ground and anti-American sentiments continue to be high. Yet, our own economic crisis does not cause any reexamination of these foreign operations. Neither party wants to be blamed for a failure in Afghanistan so we continue to pump money and men into operations into the country — even after reports showing huge amounts of aid disappearing into the pockets of corrupt officials.
Of course, the abuses of China’s security services and denial of basic rights matters little to Karzai. They are simply the next deep pocket for the government to seek in its reliance on foreign aid.