For some time I have been a staunch supporter of our efforts in Afghanistan while we were under imminent threats from terrorist attacks from groups that reside within it!
After having read the release of the Commanding Officer’s report on the request for additional troops and made up my mind firmly that we need to bring the troops home and stop the madness!
My point is simple and easy to understand! If there was a clear and present danger that existed in Afghanistan then I would in favor of it! However, with the current “Rules of Engagement” have changed in ways that put our troops lives at risk with no specific agenda from a strategic standpoint then why must we continue to allow the bloodshed of our troops! It is like sending them in knowing that they will be needlessly murdered at the hands of those who have
ade it known that they no longer desire our presence there! The commander’s request for additional troops will cover a period of another decade and are you as American’s prepared to watch this continue! If we need to send additional forces in to assist in protecting our current ground forces that is fine, however, get them out and let them fight or we are going to experience another Vietnam!
I had the opportunity to visit with a returning Marine at great length and he agreed to share his thoughts with me! What this young man shared with me was absolutely un-nerving and provided me with a much clearer perspective on this waste of time in Afghanistan!
He indicated to me that he and many of the troops that are still in Afghanistan can’t provide a clear thought nor sense of purpose to maintain forces there any longer! It is not like we are on a mission to take Bin Laden out or storm the region with the same ferocity that was experienced in Iraq!
We are killing our troops needlessly and for no justifiable reason! He further went on to remark about a statement that Condeleeza Rice had made about if we wanted another 911 then abandon Afganista ! Both myself and this young
an felt that we could better protect our Country from the soil of the United States and probably would be better off to do so!
Also, let’s not forget what this continuance is costing in American lives but the economical one that is there as well! Just to supply the ground forces for the Marines is costing 320,000,000 million per day! How much longer can our Country continue this? There is not a nation that exist who can financially sustain that sort of debt! I realize what the debt clause provides for in regards to war, however, this has not been a declared war and if it was then Congress would have the power to stop it and bring our troops home!
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