The year 2014 is not yet 2 months old. Life seems the same,Congress and the President
still have the same relationship,Republicans are still saying no to anything good for our
Country,and Oh! yes; 14 more American soldiers have died in Afghanistan. Young lives lost in this war don't even make the headlines. Families get the knock on the door and
plan a funeral for a young adult that had just started to live. I know the names and ages
of these heroes but some of the deaths have just happened. Privacy is the least we can
do for the families.
Death in War is always tragic,but these deaths are being caused by people putting on
Afghan uniforms and shooting the people who are trying to help them. The President
of Afghanistan has yet to agree on terms for our soldiers staying past this year.
We at home know a lot about a bridge scandal,bad weather,and how much the Republicans in Congress want our President to fail at everything he tries.
What we SHOULD have in the media are pictures of thousands of people screaming,
marching, and doing everything possible to bring our troops home NOW. How many
more of our young soldiers have to die in 2014? Do you really think Afghanistan
will suddenly be at peace when we leave? How is Iraq working out after we left?
Anyone who reads knows about the religious war that has gone on for centuries
I am tired reading or hearing news stories about a state called New Jersey,or whats
happening with Congress and our President. I don't want your loved one to die in this
never ending war.I don't want to know that another family has to bury their loved ones.
If the progressive movement stands for anything,it should scream and do what ever
we can to keep the remaining troops on the front page.We should call our representatives,start a petition, anything to end this war.We owe our heroes there
the knowledge that we at home have their "backs'. They need to know that we care
about their continuing presence in this country.
These brave folks are in harms way and some are giving us their lives. That matters,
that should be the topic every day in this Country,
Lets do all we can to stop one more drop of blood from being spilled there.
Bring them home now.