As we have seen from the situation in Iraq, withdrawing American troops from a nation is a slow (almost glacial) and expensive process. Don’t worry however, as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates assures that the process of adding troops won’t be nearly so difficult, or at least not so slow.
Those who do not learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them.
Unfortunately, with Afghanistan, this will continue to come at a terrible price in blood and money.
This war has absolutely nothing to do with the safety of the American people.
It has everything to do with certain corporate, profit-driven agendas, which are:
1. the installation of pipelines to control the flow of Eurasian oil, and
2. the protection of the drug trade, from which so many profit so handsomely.
Every single family and friend of those who have been killed or maimed for life in this horrible, completely unnecessary war needs to understand the truth about why American forces are in Afghanistan.
Any member of congress who supported, and continues to support this war, should be sacked in the next election, pure and simple, because they have absolutely lost their credibility with the American people.