Afghanistan is burning and defying while United States is not learning and the Bush in his last sighs is sending more and more Americans lives to be expended in the forsaken country. As there is very little in Kabul to fight over or to destroy, and more important, the supply lines are getting more difficult to defend, the battleground is moving deeper into Pakistan, following the Taliban into their hideouts or villages.
The United States plans to send between 20,000 and 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan by summer 2009, the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen. General David McKiernan, the US commander in Afghanistan, has asked for more than 20,000 extra US troops to counter a rise in insurgent violence, including four combat brigades, an aviation brigade and other support forces.
A US military official said Defence Secretary Robert Gates had already ordered the deployment of a combat aviation brigade with 2,800 troops to Afghanistan next year. Gates was in Pakistan some days ago where he expressed his utter disapproval of the actions taken by the Pakistan, and he has twisted the arms in Islamabad.
As US forces are gathering at our Western borders, India is threatening at the eastern borders and the lion is being surrounded.