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This past week there has been a lot of discussion and debate on the continuing war in Afghanistan.
The current debate is focused entirely on the question of troop levels.
The administration has already approved an additional 21,000 American service men and women to be deployed by November, which will increase our troop levels to 68,000. Will another 40,000 do the job? Or should we eventually build up the levels to 100,000 in addition to that?
We overthrew the Taliban government in 2001 with less than 10,000 American troops. Why does it now seem that the more troops we send, the worse things get? If the Soviets bankrupted themselves in Afghanistan with troop levels of 100,000 and were eventually forced to leave in humiliating defeat, why are we determined to follow their example?
The truth is it is no coincidence that the more troops we send the worse things get
We are hoping that good leadership wins out in Afghanistan
War does not quell bad leaders. It creates them.
How many innocent civilians have been harmed from clumsy bombings and mistakes that end up costing lives? but the killers never face consequences.
Imagine the resentment and anger survivors must feel when a family member is killed and nothing is done about it. When there are no other jobs available because all the businesses have fled, what else is there to do, but join ranks with the resistance