Quote of the Day

From “The Pace of Leaving Afghanistan,” NYT Editorial:

A “steady pace” should mean withdrawing all combat forces on a schedule dictated only by the security of the troops.  That should start now and should not take more than a year.  We strongly supported the war in Afghanistan following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but after more than a decade of fighting and a cost upward of $500 billion it is time for a safe and orderly departure.

More than 2,000 American military personnel have died in this war, and many thousands more have been maimed.  There is no reason to delay the troops’ return home by another year.

This is something most Americans agree on, whatever their political affiliation.

One comment on “Quote of the Day

  1. Harris Jordan says:

    President Obama,
    Your conciliatory attitude towards the military industrial complex was understandable when your presidency commenced, for obvious reasons. There were two wars raging, one born of untruthful and fraudulent motives, the other born of our need to eradicate or at least neutralize Alqada for their history of violence against America and her people.
    But now sir, for the reasons stated by this NYT editorial, it is time to expedite our withdrawal and bring our troops home.

    No amount of American blood should be further shed in the unobtainable quest for democratizing a country moments separated from the Stone Age. The seeds have been planted and that’s all we can do and should do.
    There is no reasonable expectation to be had that Afghanistan will ever completely rid itself of all terrorist elements. No society can ever expect this achievement in this day and age of global unrest.
    Let’s get the hell out of there, now!

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