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Leaving Afghanistan

December 26, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ On December 31, the United States is slated to begin removing its troops from Afghanistan. They have been there since shortly after 9/11 in 2001. At this writing, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security agreement that would permit contingents of U.S. and allied troops there to train […]

Afghanistan: Democracy As Withdrawal Symptom?

September 21, 2010 by


From The Editor At Family Security Matters (FSM) Elections took place on Saturday in Afghanistan, to choose the 249 representatives for the lower house of Afghanistan’s parliament.  An estimated four million people turned out to vote. This is less than the 6 million who apparently turned out to vote in the presidential elections that saw […]

A Rushed Afghan Troop Withdrawal Could Be Disastrous

June 17, 2010 by


From The Editor at Family Security Matters. On Friday, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that David Cameron, prime minister of the new British government, intends to speed up the process by which his country’s troops can withdraw from Afghanistan. On the same day, the British head of the armed forces, Sir Jock Stirrup, announced that […]

Come Mr. Taliban, Tally Me Kandahar

April 11, 2010 by


Satire by  Shawn Goodwin Being President of Afghanistan is a difficult, thankless job. The country is an eclectic mix of sand and mountains, uh, and more sand and more mountains. There are no fabulous tourist traps, no glamorous casinos, and no Wayne Newton. What’s worse is that the country has been beset by war for […]

Dr. Obama Recites His Hypocritical Oath

November 8, 2009 by


Satire by  Shawn Goodwin The name Afghanistan means “land of the allied tribes” in Sanskrit. Apparently, those ancient tribesmen have a flair for the ironic. Afghanistan has several local tribes, but most of them get along as well as David Axelrod and FOX News. Interestingly, the name Obama is African for “slightly bent,” which President […]