Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the Algemeiner, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Independent Journal Review, American Thinker, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, Jewish Press, J-The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California, and many others.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Time to Leave Afghanistan

Venerable frontline reporter Michael Yon has come to a conclusion about Afghanistan I reached a few years ago: It's time to leave. We have no clear strategy in sight and quite simply, we're wasting blood and treasure. Our military does not exist to try and transform 7th century backwardness into modern, liberal democracies, particularly without first meting out utter defeat (a la' Japan and Germany during WWII). And if we're not addressing the ideological component at hand--Islamism--we're not truly engaged in the battle.

1 Comments:

Blogger Gary Fouse said...

As much as I supported the missions going into Afghanistan and Iraq, I think aside from a few well-aimed drones, we have done as much as we can. It's not worth losing any more American lives. Nation-building in 7th century societies doesn't work.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:05:00 AM  

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