I'm not an expert on history or foreign affair. I try to stay basically informed but when it comes to arguing the value or lack-there-of of any particular war or conflict, you can count me consistently on the side that says "enough". I don't really give a rat's behind about the game of war itself. I learn what I need to learn and the rest is simply outrageous to me. That intelligent men and women make justifications and even fabricate lies to begin a conflict (Iraq War) that is really about securing economic resources, is part and parcel of the war game that our nation has engaged in since the American Revolution. It is only a matter of months before the length of the Afghan War surpasses that of the American Revolution.
Afghanistan is not about bringing democracy to that nation, saving its women from cruelty and inhumanity (a justification for the war that I often read or listen to), it's about the pipelines, folks ( in Pakistan, too) Just as Iraq was about the oil itself. So when Leftists around the globe demonstrated in the streets of their respective countries when our nation invaded Iraq, using the slogan "no blood for oil", they were spot-on.
Write or call President Obama and tell him to listen to the people who voted for him and supported his campaign, not to The Generals who are part of the war machine that seeks to uphold the profits of the oil companies. (And while you're at it, encourage him to work to stop another invasion: that of Palestine by the Israeli government.)
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