1,950 Dutch Troops are being pulled out of Afghanistan, leaving the United States with another member of NATO abandoning our mission after a radical change in government: Holland voted out their almost decade long Prime Minister, Jan Peter Balkenende, after his governing coalition failed to extend the amount of time that Dutch Troops would be on the ground, which also led to his coalition government collapsing.
This is not good news.
Especially since both Canada and Poland are scheduled to withdraw all of their Troops within the next two years. Plus, the United Kingdom is drifting farther and farther from the War on Terror, while it seems only France and Germany are willing to remain on our pro-war side, despite the economic and political cost.
1. The United States must increase our Troop levels to compensate for all of our allies leaving us in Afghanistan without support whatsoever.
2. The United States must come to realize the fact that this is our war, not Holland's, not Spain's, not NATO's, not the Afghan people's, but our War on Terrorism. It's true that Spain and the UK should care about what happens over in Afghanistan, but it's obvious they don't.
3. The United States must scrap our 2011 withdrawal/timeline NOW.
All in all, the Dutch are just doing what Europe as a whole has always done - Surrender to pure evil without thought as to the consequences.
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