A question, does the following give a true picture?
The Afghan War is winnable,
The facts, perhaps, are spinnable,
Karzai’s intent’s not sinnable,
Our General now states.
A Soviet Gen’ral said the same,
His failure did not call for blame,
T’was then and now a no-win game,
But just at diff’rent dates.
— Larry Eisenberg
Source / Commenter in New York Times