Saturday, August 6, 2011

31 Americans Killed In Afghanistan: When Does This War End?

Thirty-one Americans on a rescue mission were killed in Afghanistan, shot down in their helicopter by the Taliban. Among them were 22 Navy SEALS who belonged to the unit that carried out the operation against Osama bin Laden. It is the deadliest attack since the war started 10 years ago.

We know that there are hardly any al Qaeda members left in the country; that bin Laden is dead; that the Afghanistan government is corrupt. What is our goal in Afghanistan? Are we anywhere near it? Why are we still fighting a major war there? How many more of our young soldiers have to die before we leave?


Michael The Molar Maven said...

I, too, was under the impression that we are not in the business of nation-building. We should never have sent the army in to do police work.

Jeff Tone said...

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned us not to continue "wars of choice" and "nation building" such as in Iraq and Afghanistan. We should heed his wise advice.