Normally not one to get political...
But I felt compelled to quote a few lines after reading this BBC article about Afghanistan. Reinforcing the word failure... again and again. I never did believe in wars and this one just seems never-ending.
"US in Afghanistan failure warning... "
"The US mission in Afghanistan will "likely result in failure" unless troops are increased within a year... "
"Inadequate resources will likely result in failure... "
"Failure to gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum in the next 12 months... risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible... "
"Any of these risks, in turn, are likely to result in mission failure."
Naqoyqatsi: Life as War