Thursday, September 06, 2012

Bring The Boys (and Girls!) Home!

I am not going to front . . .
Yeah… I'm for Obama.
However, that doesn't mean I don't have issues with him and some of his policies.
I happen to be a veteran and, though I don't have any family or close friends presently serving in the military, I'm concerned about our guys/gals in Afghanistan.
When are they coming home?
We've killed Osama Bin Laden.
Now we have to stamp out al Qaeda?
How do know when we do?
Is there a particular person we're expecting to wave the white flag?
We can't judge our success/failure by the number of suicide attacks against our troops in that country… they will likely continue as long as we are there and available to be attacked.
Are they al Qaeda?  Are they not? Who knows? Who is to say?
I do not claim to be a foreign policy expert or a military strategist, but it seems to me that the problem with fighting terrorism, is that there will always be some fanatics committing acts of terrorism. Some will not be al Qaeda, but will title themselves so in hope in hope of giving themselves credibility.
So… how do we know when to  stop?
When can we come home?
I am sorry but 2014 is too long when there seems to be no specific goal that can be accomplished by waiting that long.
Our original aim  was to kill Osama bin Laden.
We accomplished it.
Unless you can give us another definitive goal, Pres. Obama, please...bring our kids home.