Apparently this photo is said to be one of the items that helped convince Trump that Afghanistan is worth fighting for:
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) August 22, 2017
NY POST – National security adviser HR McMaster used a 1972 photo of Afghan women wearing miniskirts to help convince President Trump to stay the course in Afghanistan, according to a report on Tuesday.
McMaster showed the president a black-and-white photograph of three women walking down a Kabul street in miniskirts to convince him that Western culture had once thrived in Afghanistan and could again, the Washington Post reported.
The photo was among the arguments the president’s staff used to make the case that he should not pull troops from Afghanistan – the site of America’s longest war, the newspaper said.
I think there’s probably an element of truth to this report, but after last night’s address I don’t believe it really had all that much bearing on Trump’s decision to stay in Afghanistan. He laid out the reasons why we had to stay and none of them included a notion that he thought we could turn back the clock on the war torn nation.
So take this report with a grain of salt because there’s no way Afghanistan is ever going to look like this again. Same goes for Iran – at least not until Jesus comes back, which could be just years away.