Our country’s longest war is unwinnable, and we have more important things to do. It is time to end these massive wastes of personnel and money….It has been 15 years and 13 years respectively and the US is NO closer to the original intent in to which we entered into these conflicts.
At what point will the American people realize what a waste all these wars are and just what could be accomplished in this country with the funds that we waste daily.
A hundred years ago, the armies of World War I fought to a bloody stalemate on the Western Front and desperately searched for ways to break it and gain an edge. They field-tested tanks and poison gas, rolling barrages and storm-trooper tactics. Today, the United States is stuck in an analogous stalemate in the Middle East and Islamic world in general. And we are field-testing all manner of novelties, much like the great armies of Europe mired in the trenches: the so-called Revolution in Military Affairs and counterinsurgency, precision-guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles, not to mention such passing fancies as “overwhelming force,” “shock and awe,” and “air occupation.”
Yet as was the case a century ago, the introduction of some new battlefield technique does not necessarily signify progress. On the contrary, it only deepens the stalemate.
I am an unashamed anti-war supporter and the longer these conflicts continue the more US troops will die and the more money that will be wasted on them, the wars not the troops…..it is time to wash our hands of these conflicts and come home and do the right things for the people of this country.