Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Four reasons, at least, we should get out of Afghanistan
There are four very current reasons why we, the US, should get our military troops out of Afghanistan. Sure, these three ignore the history of the place, additionally, and the lessons the former Soviet Union gave us. Those would give us yet more reason to get out. For today, I'll just stick with these (each is an online, very recent headline):
--First, the Afghans don't want us there:
Afghan suicide bomber kills senior Army leader, 2 majors
--Second, it's killing our own soldiers--they're killing themselves:
Military Suicide Epidemic: More U.S. Soldiers Have Killed Themselves Than Died on Battlefield in 2012
--Third and fourth, it's driving up our soldiers' drug and alcohol abuse. It's ruining their lives that way, too, not just the PTSD and physical explosions and handicapping:
Study: Level of military substance abuse now a ‘public health crisis,’ Pentagon care outdated
It's killing and tearing apart our soldiers.
The Afghanis don't want us there.
It's gone on far too long.
Bring them home.
Write your Congressional representatives now, in both the House and Senate and tell them to bring our soldiers home.
And as soon as possible.