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Just this week a 29 year old Marine from Abington, MA killed in Afghanistan.
And for what?
Why are we fighting there?
Because all I see is propping up a corrupt dictator.
Billions of dollars wasted, military contractors and corrupt politicians getting rich. And too many wounded and dead American soldiers.

And now we are working on Status of Forces Agreement to keep our troops there.
Why not get them out tomorrow?

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    Obama 2012...going to win it with our support!!!

    by mattinjersey on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 05:51:25 PM PST

  •  Hi Matt, nice to see you... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Thinking Fella, divineorder, allenjo

    There are many here that have been railing against our policies in Afghanistan and other places around the world for years now.

    You might try searching tags on such things as "Afghanistan", "Iraq"  "War", etc.  

    Always good to have another voice, don't think you are in this alone.

    Peace

    "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

    by EdMass on Fri Dec 27, 2013 at 06:16:26 PM PST

  •  Maybe John Kerry should've been Sec Def (0+ / 0-)

    Then he could be the one to ask the last man to die for a "mistake," thus perfectly closing the ironic circle of his life.

    Of course, he already did make that ask, when as Senator he voted to give the President warmaking power and again each time he voted to fund said wars.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 12:42:52 AM PST

  •  WHY Are we There? (0+ / 0-)

    wasting the lives of our good people and wasting Billions of dollars?

    I dunno, I suggest you contact your "democratic" congress person and ask them.

    let me know what sort of (BOGUS) response you get.

    "It is essential that there should be organization of Labor. Capital organizes & therefore Labor must organize" Theodore Roosevelt

    by Superpole on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 04:21:00 AM PST

  •  Is withdrawal from Afghanistan still on schedule? (0+ / 0-)
    12 years after the so-called ‘war on terror’ began in 2001, an estimated 55-60,000 American troops remain in Afghanistan.

    The Obama Administration has said all American combat forces will be pulled from Afghanistan by the end of next year.

    New York Times foreign correspondent Matthew Rosenberg reports from Kabul via Skype.

    For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan in a coffin to Dover, "God bless the cause for which they died."

    by allenjo on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 06:32:23 AM PST

  •  Afghanistan war was not worth fighting (0+ / 0-)

    Meteor Blades diary......

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

    For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan in a coffin to Dover, "God bless the cause for which they died."

    by allenjo on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 06:35:50 AM PST

  •  chronic waste, fraud and abuse in Afghanistan (0+ / 0-)
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The reports are cranked out with relentless efficiency: blistering tales of waste, fraud and abuse of American taxpayer-funded projects to rebuild Afghanistan.

     The damning audits from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction strike like missiles at the U.S. Embassy and military headquarters here. Trumpeted by an aggressive public relations effort, SIGAR findings cause heartburn among American diplomats and generals alike.

    -
    Yamashita and U.S. military officials agree there is chronic waste, fraud and abuse in Afghanistan - what SIGAR calls "endemic corruption." And with a nod to their internal inspectors, they say they recognize the need for watchdogs over $96.5 billion in taxpayer reconstruction money.
    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/...

    For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan in a coffin to Dover, "God bless the cause for which they died."

    by allenjo on Sat Dec 28, 2013 at 06:48:28 AM PST

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