Bring Us Home. Afghan War report supports Ron PaulSubmitted by PKnuckle101 on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 17:44
I asked a friend of mine (CPT in Afghanistan now) what he thought of this article, and his response was:
"I agree completely. Can't go into much detail, but I would say it's 10 times worse than Iraq. Not good."
-a company commander serving now in Afghanistan.
A Lieutenant Colonel tours Afghanistan and writes a damning report on the war progress in the Armed Forces Journal. He ends with:
"When it comes to deciding what matters are worth plunging our nation into war and which are not, our senior leaders owe it to the nation and to the uniformed members to be candid — graphically, if necessary — in telling them what’s at stake and how expensive potential success is likely to be. U.S. citizens and their elected representatives can decide if the risk to blood and treasure is worth it.
Likewise when having to decide whether to continue a war, alter its aims or to close off a campaign that cannot be won at an acceptable price, our senior leaders have an obligation to tell Congress and American people the unvarnished truth and let the people decide what course of action to choose. That is the very essence of civilian control of the military. The American people deserve better than what they’ve gotten from their senior uniformed leaders over the last number of years. Simply telling the truth would be a good start."
We served in Iraq together (this is his 3rd combat deployment). If its 10 times worse than Iraq...we are wasting our time, money, and most importantly American lives. Please spread this to people weary of Ron Paul's non-interventionist foreign policy.