Some of you might say that we were fighting the Taliban because they are an Islamic terrorist organization that harbored Al Qaeda. We sought to eliminate the base of operations they maintained in Afghanistan, but somewhere we got distracted and started nation building. We lost our enemy focus and should have sent a clear message to Pakistan that the Taliban is the enemy, and if harboring the enemy, we will pursue them. If the Taliban does not respect borders, neither shall we. Choose with whom you have an alliance, the US or the Taliban.
When we saw that Osama Bin Laden was hiding in plain sight in Abbottabad, Pakistan — a massive compound — the same city where the Pakistan Military Academy is located, we should have sent a message. The Pakistani ISI, their intelligence agency is not friendly to us. As a matter of fact, there is plenty of evidence of their “collusion” with Islamic jihadists.Let us not forget, the Taliban butchered people, beheaded them, stoned women to death, refused to allow girls to get an education, and even shot Malala Yousafzai in the head for being a vocal proponent for girls’ education.