Thursday, December 3, 2009

Afghanistan. Afghanistan.

Just for the record, if any one doubts my position, I think we should declare victory and bring our troops home. Oh, and, BTW, let the contractors (this means BlackWater, KBR/Halliburton, etc) find their own way home--then fine them substantially. Then, subtract the cost of replacement equipment--Humvees, tanks, tents, anything--we are forced to leave in situ, from their next payments to be received from us (the US Govt).

In addition, we (this country) must take care of the returning veterans for years and years.
"The true cost of the war in Afghanistan, like all wars, must include a lifetime of support for veterans and their families. As important as the number of planes, trucks and weapons allocated to Afghanistan are the number of surgeons, psychiatrists and case workers resourced at home. The men and women who serve in Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands of whom have already served multiple tours, cannot afford another Walter Reed-type situation."

Postulate: in WWII, we won against 2 advanced military powers in 4 years, but we can't defeat the Taliban in 8!

More U.S. military personnel have taken their own lives so far in 2009 than have been killed in either the Afghanistan or Iraq wars this year, according to a Congressional Quarterly compilation of the latest statistics from the armed services.
Moreover, the total number who have killed themselves in 2009 is probably higher than 334, because the figure does not include unavailable suicide statistics for 2009 for Marine Corps reservists or veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who have left the service.
Thank about that.

Let it sink in.

Now, go back and read this post from 7 March 2009.

"And it's - ONE! TWO! THREE!
What are we fighting for?
Don't ask me...

(Country Joe and the Fish, I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag, 1967)

It's deja vu all over again!

And it is not worth it this time either.

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