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Monday, July 24, 2017

its been too long

we have been there now for over 15+ years
we have lost 6,828+ soldiers
we have lost an unknown number of soldiers to
suicide and drug overdose
we have thousands with ptsd that we and they
will be paying for for the rest of their lives
we have spent over a trillion dollars over there


what do we have to show for it
isis for one thing
i supported going to afghanistan to go get ben laden
i didnt expect us to still be there 16 years later
no end in site for our involvement there

thats a different story
dont think we should have been there in the first place
what a mess we made when we did

whats the endpoint here
what are our goals
when do we stop sending all our money and our kids
our sons our daughters our nephews our nieces
our uncles our aunts our fathers our mothers
over there
for what reason
i ask

i have thought about this more recently
since a relative joined the military
since friends kids joined the military
since i reviewed our familys history in regards
to the military

some wars are understandable
for us to fight
like in ww2
this one i dont know
i dont want these kids injured fighting over there

i am not trying
to be non patriotic
to be some antiwar person

i stand take off my hat and usually get a tear in my eyes
when the national anthem is sung at events

we have problems here at home
we need desperately to solve
lets try solving those first
we solve someone elses problems
or make them worse like in iraq

i say
its time
its been way to long
we arent going to win
like in viet nam
we pulled out
got over it
moved on

lets do that now

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more! I really feel very strongly that we should end our participation in the war in Afghanistan.