10 years and nothing to show for it

This post was written by marc on October 6, 2011
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Now that we’ve been at war for 10 years it’s time to get out now. While our enemies in Afghanistan are the bad guys, are friends there are the bad guys as well. We went in to get Osama bin Laden who we killed in Pakistan. The terrorist who attacked us on 9-11 were mostly from Saudi Arabia, not  Afghanistan. But the Bush administration needed to go to war with someone and Bush started 2 wars, even though the wars had nothing to do with the attack on us.

Now it’s 10 years later and 10 trillion dollars in the hole. Neither Iraq or Afghanistan are in as good a shape as when we started. There is no reason to be there one more day, to spend one more dollar, or to give one more life to the cause. What will we tell the mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, daughters, and sons of those who will die there for nothing? Do we not have an obligation to the future soldiers to at least have a noble cause for them to die for? When there is no one who can articulate a reason we are there we have a moral duty to leave. It’s time to get out – and do it now.

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