I am writing this on January 10th,2014. Four soldiers have died in Afghanistan in 2014.
I lost track when the count of our dead heroes was 2,286. I had to look hard for war news,everyone is talking about a Governor,a bridge,and maybe a juicy story.The endless
war is something we have grown used to. 99% of America is not even involved. 9-11-2001, happened over 13 years ago.
Part of those years,we were In Iraq , to kill a really bad leader and to be nation builders. .
We of course knew about the Sunni and the Shiites groups who have hated each other for
hundreds of years.The Taliban bad guys were everywhere, Thousands of our men and
Women soldiers died there. Osama bin Laden and his gang were behind 9-11-2001.
The whole reason to send troops was to find Osama, weapons of Mass destruction
was the lie used to invade Iraq. Now,long after we have left, the Country is falling apart.Why on earth anyone is surprised is beyond me. Read the history of Iraq.
We are told by the Republicans in Congress the Mother who wears her coat inside her home because of heating cost,is out of luck. America cant help a single mom with her two sons at war pay her heating bill. Millions of Americans will loose unemployment pay this year. Our Country is broke.
We still manage to spend millions making Afghanistan a nicer country. We train troops
and rebuild their country,we even die there. Now people talk about leaving 12,000 more troops there when we leave in December.
At the end of World War Two.the enemy surrendered. We won and came home. This 13
year old war will never see a surrender. If we are looking for something like a formal end,We should plan on being there 50 years from now.
Our nation has no money to fix anything in America. We have the largest defense budget in the world, after spending all that money,we should be safe from someone
If your into movies and your own life,your probably not a reader of the "Kos". So I will
assume you give a shit about ending our troops being at war in 2015.Four families
have had a knock on their door. Dreams are gone,fathers or Sons or Daughters have
died for President Bush and to kill some more enemy, They have an unlimited supply
to repace their dead, The question is: do we?