In Afghanistan over the weekend, Team Obama waved a magic wand and declared NATO combat operations to be at an end.
There’s only one problem. The Taliban, al Qaeda and other Islamic supremacists who have been waging war against us there for the past thirteen years haven’t gotten the memo.
If this sounds familiar, it is a replay of what President Obama did a few years back in Iraq. You may have noticed how well that is working out.
We have had to wage war once again on Iraqi and now Syrian territory because you can’t “end combat operations” unilaterally – unless you surrender. The enemy gets a vote.
Our troops still in Afghanistan are at risk. Jihadists there and around the world are being emboldened. So combat operations will be intensifying, not ending.