Somehow, after years of non stop wars, it has become acceptable that hundreds of Americans continue to die in Afghanistan every year. The number of casualties is down from last year but IED attacks and severe injuries continue, despite the lies of the Pentagon and Leon Panetta that the situation is improving. Why is this accepted?
Why is this President allowed a free pass to continue to waste hundreds of billions of dollars and send hundreds of flag draped coffins back to the United States? This is disgusting and hard to believe.
I am going to be posting about this continued tragedy every week and it's going to be very easy to rip the argument to continue this insanity to shreds. I don't believe a word Leon Panetta says in regards to this occupation. Its war at all costs and the dead soldiers are just cannon fodder for the military machine.
I have a nephew on patrol right now in Afghanistan, he is 22 and in charge of an outpost in that hellhole until April. They have already carried home their fellow Marines dead bodies from patrol. A 19 year old on his first deployment dead in the first two weeks.
They hate it, and think its ridiculous they are there, but they do their duty proudly and rely on each other to make it through.
What is the justification to continue? The empty words of the President and Leon Panetta mean little. Same old, same old. There is no threat to the American people in that country, absolutely none. THAT is the bottom line. Bring them home.
SAVE OUR SOLDIERS MR PRESIDENT, they are not pawns for war games and that is what this has turned into. A disgusting, greedy money making game that empty rhetoric cannot hide.