Trump announces he will not be announcing strategy for Afghanistan

Speaking to a group of around 2,000 soldiers at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia on Monday, President Trump finally revealed his complex, well thought out strategy moving forward in Afghanistan. There isn’t one. We’re just gonna keep winging it like we have been for the last 16 years.

“The American people are weary of war without victory,” Trump said in his preamble. A decade and a half of pointless fighting with no end in sight will do that. A lot of Americans are weary of war in general, victory or not, but let’s not worry about that.

“My original instinct was to pull out,” Trump admitted, knowing he probably wouldn’t be able to get away with pretending to call for pulling out of Afghanistan for years. That sentence obviously meaning he was going to explain that we in fact will not be pulling out of Afghanistan any time soon. Trump insisted that he “studied Afghanistan in great detail, and from every conceivable angle,” before announcing he wouldn’t really be telling us a damn thing.

“I’ve said it many times how counterproductive it is for the United States to announce in advance the dates we intend to begin or end military options,” Trump said. “We will not talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities. Conditions on the ground, not arbitrary time tables, will guide our strategy from now on.”

Earlier on Monday it was reported that Trump was expected to announce an increase of 4,000 troops in Afghanistan. Instead he basically said that he has a secret plan, none of us can hear it, and it can change at any moment. So, basically the same shit we’ve been doing for 16 years. This war is never going to end.

“I will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will,” Trump continued.

POTUS did announce the goal would shift from “nation building” to “killing terrorists,” who he referred to as “nothing but thugs and criminals and predators and, that’s right, losers.” Trump also lashed out at Pakistan’s “safe havens for terrorist organizations,” thereby escalating tensions with yet another nuclear power.

The long and short of this is we aren’t pulling out, we have no timetable for pulling out, and we don’t even have a goal beyond “killing terrorists,” which means the United States military will be in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future.

[Screenshot via CNN]