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Originally posted by Glencairn
Originally posted by rainfall
To use that word 'hero' on any military personnel today is a disgrace...the word I use is' terrorist.''
My husband was reading over my shoulder and he made a kind of scoffing noise at your post
"Grandpa, when you were in the Army during the war, were you a Hero-?
-"No son, but I served in a company of Heroes".
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
reply to post by Ulala
troops are over in afghanistan right now for lots of very good reasons.
1. they are over there fighting the taliban so that the taliban are not here in our countries commiting terrorist attacks...sure they still happen but would probly happen a lot more if we just let them get on with things.
2. our troops are over there because afghanistan doesnt have such a strong government able to control its own people and enforce solid laws and have the ability to apprehend criminals the same way our governments do. we are there helping the election process and the development of a propper stronger afghan government so that they can then look after themselves in the future and we wont need to be there.
3. probably oil and other resource or financial reasons that the american and british governments dont tell you.
basically we are trying to help afghanistan for the long term sometimes it takes a fight to end the fighting.