I see that President Obama wants to keep 6,000 troops in Afghanistan after the end of the year. Anyone reading my blog for the past 10 years will know my opinion of this idea. No, no, no! Whether we keep 6,000 troops there or 60,000 and whether we stay an additional 1, 10, or 50 years, as soon as we leave chaos, civil war, and misery will return. And I resent my tax dollars being poured into that or any other bottomless pit of corruption when we don't have the money to care for the veterans that we have already so needlessly damaged.
I have come to the conclusion that citizens of this nation must perpetually stand and loudly proclaim their unwillingness to support the perpetual war machine that has become our nation.
Once again I will be contacting President Obama, both my Senators, and my Congressional Representative to let them know my vehement objection to keeping any troops whatsoever in Afghanistan.
Update: According to NPR this morning, President Obama wants to keep our troops in Afghanistan until 2016 and then pull out. Then it was reported that both of the Afghan Presidential candidates think that 2016 will be too soon for us to leave. What they really want is to keep the money flowing into their
Swiss bank accounts. No, it is well past time for the U.S. to declare victory and leave.