Afghan Blast Raises New Doubts in Europe
By ABDUL WAHEED WAFA and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
After a blast killed six Italian soldiers, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy declared that his nation needed to “bring our young men home as soon as possible.”
...“We are all convinced that it would be best for everyone, whoever they are, to quickly leave our conspicuous presence in Afghanistan,” Mr. Berlusconi said. Senior elected officials in Germany and Britain have also expressed weariness with the mission as the violence has increased and casualties mounted...
THIS IS EXACTLY WHY THE ENEMY ATTACKS.
A RETREAT BY EUROPEANS NOW ONLY INVITES MORE OF THE SAME - IN AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN AND EVERYWHERE ELSE.
UP UNTIL NOW, SILVIO AND ANGELA HAVE SEEMED LIKE HAWKS; SO, WHY ARE BERLUSCONI AND MERKEL APPEASING AND RETREATING NOW?
I THINK THEY, AND OTHER LEADERS IN THE WEST AND INDIA, HAVE BEEN BRIEFED ON THE IMMINENCE OF A MAJOR ATTACK AND THEY ARE COVERING THEIR POLITICAL ASSES.