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Why Are We Still In Afghanistan?

March 1, 2012
Frosty Wooldridge

In his book Fog of War by Robert McNamara, the architect of the Vietnam War, he admitted that he “made a mistake.” He lived to the ripe old age of 92. His “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” amounted to a fraud that had nothing to do with endangering the United States, but he and LBJ used it to get 58,300 American kids slaughtered and another 350,000 hideously wounded in a ten year war that did nothing for the safety or security of the United States. An MD Vietnam War veteran researched and found that something on the scale of 175,000 to 200,000 combat troops that returned home in one piece—ultimately committed suicide. The war did, however, make billions of dollars for investors in food, clothing and munitions for the military.

All totaled, estimates show that 2.1 million Vietnamese suffered military and civilian deaths. Countless others suffered cancers from Agent Orange being sprayed across millions of acres of rain forests. Our “Silent Majority” sat on its rear-end to watch its kids get cut down like a Kansas combine taking down wheat during the harvest.

Three decades later, without provocation, our own madman to counter the tribal chief Saddam Hussein, George Bush dressed up in a flight suit and pranced across an aircraft carrier to tell us that we were going into Iraq to give them a little “Shock and Awe.” If anyone should be brought to justice for war crimes, former President George W. Bush should stand trial.

Recently, in Colorado Springs just south of me, a young Army sergeant suffered death on his 12th deployment to Middle East. He left behind three kids and a wife that he hardly knew. He served his country, but the bigger question, why didn’t his country serve him? How on God’s green Earth would military brass and two presidents extend two such useless wars to the point of sending a kid to his death after 12 deployments? I am beyond rage at this point at Barack Obama and our Congress. Their immorality and amorality sicken me daily as those two wars continue with over 100,000 of our kids serving over there.

After 10 years in Iraq and $1 trillion along with 4,000 plus American deaths, that country is exploding and imploding at the same time. For some reason, Muslims would rather blow themselves up rather than engage in peace talks.

This past week in Afghanistan, after 10 years of hopeless and beyond stupid occupation of that goat-herder country and over 1,000 American deaths, an Afghanistan military officer in a secure zone executed to the backs of their heads, two American officers, a colonel and a major, and wounded four others. Why? Somebody burned several Korans. Another 11 Afghanistan civilians suffered death in the riots over the burned Korans.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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  1. March 1, 2012 11:37 pm

    Why are we still in Afghanistan? Because we the people failed to get those neoncom and special interest who love wars out of Congress. They play dirty, peace would ruin them. Obama could start by informing all those foreign Lobbies to stay out of our Congress, stop bribing our
    Representatives and use their Embassies for their requests. Since AIPAC will come up, it is a foreign Lobbies because it serves the interest of a foreign country. The Founders must be furious. As for the Koran, I still think something is missing there and the Koran could well have been placed there to provoke the riots and permit war mongers to press for more war. The Evangelical from Robinson Trinity TV Station often would brag how many bible they sent overseas to the Troops urging them to distribute to the people so.. I think it was placed there deliberately, as I said they play dirty.

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