Perhaps i am off base here but these deaths make me sick.
Why is it that history is no longer taught in school?
When i was a tadpole i remember being taught that in 1775 the greatest military force the world had ever seen, the British Army and Navy (the sun never set on the Britsh empire), decided to get into with a bunch of illiterate, dirt poor farmers, barely capable of scratching out aliving, over some land, a long long way from England. After eight years, despite a hugh advantage in technology, military organization, money and thousands of British soldiers willing to "die for their country" the British wised up and left us alone. Eight years.
We've been in Afghanistan now for eleven years.
Bin Laden was in Pakistan
The cowards who carried out 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia.
i read that a number of Taliban died in the battle yesterday. does anyone believe that a single one of them could point to the United States on a globe? or for that matter spell "america"?
My oldest boy is currently in the service, not a SEAL (army), and stateside as of today.
He wants to defend his country and so do i.
i just don't want to see him give his life for Dick Cheney's stock portfolio.
perhaps i'm missing something here?
i just think of Vietnam and ask what did that get us? how are things working out there now?
History, its worth looking at in my stupid opinion.