posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 12:43 PM
reply to post by Indigo5
It's simple. The issue that active duty military members care about the most is the war. We dont want to fight them anymore. Dont get me wrong, if
this country is under direct threat and we need to protect it, we are ready and willing to die for it. But we are sick of fellow active duty members
dying in wars that we shouldnt even be involved in.
We get deployed to Afganistan and the only threat we face are a bunch of nobodys, living in poverty, trying to kill us, soley because we are there.
Most Afgans keep thier head down and just deal with us being there, but The afgans who have balls try to snipe us, shoot mortars at the base, try to
blow us up, ect ect, so we feel like we need to get revenge on what they have done to us. We stay to police them longer, they get pissed and
resist.... its one big cycle and it will never end unless we just leave.
But then our leaders have to think of stuff like, we have been there for so long, the Afgans now rely on our economy. What would be the negative
effects of just up and leaving on the Afgan people. Or what about if we leave the country, then another 9/11 style attack happens, that would be a
huge embarrassment to the world. It would be known thoughout the world that the US lost a war against the "terrorists". We would also lose a
strategically placed Base for the upcoming wars against Iran, North Korea and mabey even China one day. God forbid that ever happen.
It is a very complicated position we have put ourselves in and both sides can give good arguements about abandoning bases overseas or keeping them. I
personally think we should get rid of not all, but a lot of overseas bases. More then 50% of them. We should stay in Germany, S Korea, Italy, England
and a few others here and there.
Its foolish to say that the world isnt at war, and again this is all just my personal opinion. But anyways, blah blah blah, Ron Paul has my vote no