One document quoted a Soviet military chief as gloating, "Nineteen years ago, we had only Cuba. Now we have Cuba, Nicaragua and Grenada -- we are making progress." But this progress was halted when Reagan ended the Cold War, as Margaret Thatcher famously said, "without firing a shot."
Like Kerry repudiated the Monroe Doctrine, he is selling out U.S. interests in other negotiations as well, many of which are conducted in secret, such as the current ones with Iran and Afghanistan. The Associated Press reported, "The U.S. declined to release specific details about the negotiations" with Afghanistan, and Kerry confirmed this week, "We have agreed on the language that would be submitted to a loya jirga."
Kerry failed to define "we," but we know it does not include the American people, who certainly have not agreed on any terms of a treaty with Afghanistan. Much as the American people don't want to put our fate in the now-dictatorial hands of Harry Reid's Senate, we surely don't want to be subject to the 3,000 Afghans called the loya jirga.
According to what has leaked about this treaty and exposed by political commentator Diana West, U.S. forces will be forbidden to conduct combat operations in Afghanistan, or even counterterrorism operations against al-Qaida-brand terrorists, without Afghan approval. This agreement commits America to prop up a hostile, corrupt Shariah state, with all of our training and equipping of Afghan military forces subordinate to Afghanistan's approval.
The treaty includes this passage: "The United States shall have an obligation to seek funds on a yearly basis to support" the defense and security of the Afghan state. This massive new entitlement program even specifies that "relevant Afghan institutions" will dole out the dollars, so perhaps we should call them "navigators" who will be expediting "Afghan-o-care."
During President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, he said that George W. Bush "had taken our eye off the ball" by invading Iraq instead of concentrating on Afghanistan, and Kerry charged that Bush "hoodwinked the American people" into the Iraq war. Obama presumably wanted us to look upon the war with Afghanistan as a good war with which he was glad to be personally identified.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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