Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Dubious Victory in the War against Terrorism

Barack Obama had a meeting with senior administration officials and military commanders on Monday, June 6, 2011 in White House Situation Room, discussing the troop's withdrawal and the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Keeping in view, the growing concerns of the People in America regarding the presence of American troops in Afghanistan especially after the death of Osama, one can conclude that Obama is not going to turn down his promise of troop's withdrawal in July.

The most unfortunate fact is that it is no more the concern whether Afghanistan's condition regarding security measures and arrangements are satisfactory and they can last for long, Taliban's have been defeated and the War against Terrorism has been won. The real concern is how can Obama divert the public opinion in his favor and satisfy the demands of the Senators who are urging the President to call back the troops as soon as possible, which can really result in Obama's heightened position in the re-election.

Definitely, it is not the responsibility of the Americans and Europeans to be present in Afghanistan for ever and keep on securing the country for its residents. Their own people stand first for them. They have to satisfy them as they are already infuriated by the loss of lives and expenditure of billion of dollars in the War against Terrorism.

At the end of the story, Afghans have to rule their country and guarantee their security themselves. For that they have to prepare themselves. But along with this fact, the reality of Terrorism as a global issue has to be accepted as well. The War against Terrorism, which is on the verge of success, if left un-attended, can turn into a nightmare for the whole world. Expansion of Talibanization in Afghanistan and Pakistan can not be neglected as meager, and Osama's death does not stop it.

Considerable withdrawal of the troops on the part of Americans can help Obama in his political career but leaves the issue undecided. The victory of the War against Terrorism is not yet certain; therefore, it must not be celebrated.