Originally posted by December_Rain
Good move by Obama . He promised before election he will send troops to train Afghan forces and he has yet again kept his promise.
I stand by his decsion because it is now US/UK "obligation to restore" Afghanistan to a level before Bush invaded it. USA ruined the
country with it's "Shock n' Awe" and now someone has to "repair it". Make it sustainable enough for people to "live". USA CANNOT leave it like
it is now, because it's USA's fault it let this happen in first place. USA is RESPONSIBLE to bring it back. USA is paying the price now for what it
did to Afghanistan and Iraq under Bush regime and you simply cannot escape it.
Obama knows if he leaves Afghanistan like it is now then there will be no more USA. It will be "ex-USSR" allover again. Obama is trying to rebuild
whatever he can in Afghanistan so in the end US can atleast stand with it's head up in the World and in history.
Obama is trying to build the country back so that many soldiers and civilians who have died, their deaths do not go in vain. This is not a Circus
where you can enter whenever you wish and leave at your own will. This is "real world".
Welcome to the "real world".
I promise you the dead do not care anymore about words like "vain".. because they are dead. Dead is dead. Concerns for the dead are emotions carried
forward by the living.
What is this metaphorical idea a region of earth defined with a name has, what?.. uh, a "head" to stand up with? huh?
So all the misery, wasted lives, suffering and DU poisoning to follow this latest US establishment fiasco of death is now a war for positive emotions;
so the living can feel good about dead people, and a group of people can imagine their nations skull will be seen favorably in the future.
Ever consider it's way too late? As if 30 years from now a-lot of people around the world won't remember the US's mid east quagmire as anything but
an overproduced y2k 1930s Germany drama re-run; a nation that lied to attack other nations, slaughtered innocent people 1000s of miles from
father..homeland soil, tortured innocent people, kidnapped innocent people, murdered innocent people, denied innocent people due process, installed
puppet govts for purely selfish motivations, violated international laws / treaties because, hey.. some US lawyers wrote a few memos that said it was
all ok to devastate the lives of millions of strangers who mean us no harm.
After visiting Europe and hearing almost nothing but hate for our govt by lots of regular people, I promise you.. the USs reputation is already in the
gutter. American nationalism, pride and belief in our leaders silly rhetoric ends at the US border.. our leaders are seen by a great deal of people
around the world as "international clowns of death" and war criminals... strangers dont protest US policies & burn US flags for no reason.
Maybe the way to salvage or generate positive future emotions is to accomplish positive things? killing people based on lies has never been seen as
Man up to wrong doing, assist a world body in prosecuting ALL suspected war criminals, apologize, leave where we are un-welcome, un-invited and
un-wanted.. then pass harsh hyper restrictive reforms that ensure as a nation we as a people are never this humiliated by our leaders again...
The Afghans do not want us there, they dont want our puppet leader, our puppet security forces, or our way of life... history tells us they wont stop
killing traitors who side with the occupier, ever... it's a giant waste and little more than a move to keep the war for profit machine going... and
history will see it for what it is.
Training security forces is a friggn joke, as soon as soviet forces started to leave, most of the security forces russia trained abandon their
positions rather than fight their brother Afghans.. the same will happen again.. same old stuff, different occupier.