Friday, January 11, 2013
A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY: Not many Americans are probably aware that Friday, January 11, 2013 will go down in the history books as the day PRESIDENT OBAMA announced the United States will end the longest war in the history of America in 2014 when 66,000 troops will end combat operations in Afghanistan.
As expected, certain uber-hawk elements of the Republican Party are screaming we haven't completed "the mission," but when pressed on what "the mission" is in Afghanistan they become tongue-tied.
Over 2,700 Americans have been killed in Afghanistan and another 7,000 seriously wounded. President Obama already ended the Iraq war and now stands on the threshold of ending the Afghanistan war and thus liberating the United States from two wars started by the Bush/Cheney administration.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt made famous "A day that will live in infamy" after the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941.
However, history has a way of repeating itself and the proclamation made today, Friday, January 11, 2013, about the withdrawl of 66,000 troops from Afghanistan by 2014.
The details of the cutback have to be worked out, but Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is in agreement with President Obama and it is time for U.S. troops to pack up and go home.
Because of all the talk on pending gun regulations, the Afghanistan war has fallen totally off the radar screen of the mainstream media, but to the thousands of veterans of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars the announcement is a major milestone.
Over 4,700 young Americans were killed in the Iraq war and another 70,000 were seriously wounded after the Iraq war was started under false pretenses that Saddam Hussein had Weapons of Mass Destruction and the ability to make an atomoic bomb.
The Afghanistan War was started in 2001 in retailiation for the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the goal was to find and kill Usama Bin Laden the leader of Al Qaeda who ordered the attack.
For eight years, American troops were engaged in firefights in Afghanistan, but they never found Usama Bin Laden because he already had fled Afghanistan and was living in seclusion in Pakistan.
When President Obama moved into the Oval Office in 2008, he vowed to end the Iraq War and to capture or kill Usama Bin Laden because the Bush/Cheney administration couldn't accomplish either goal.
President Obama ordered the Navy Seal Team Six to takeout Usama Bin Laden in a dangerous mission and the mission was accomplished.
There is no reason to remain in Afghanistan and President Obama has had the guts to say it is time to leave Afghanistan to the Afghanistan people.
The Afghanistan War has cost the American taxpayer over 553 BILLION DOLLARS and the Iraq war cost taxpayers over one TRILLION dollars.
It should be remembered, that neither the cost of the Iraq war or the Afghanistan war were ever added to national debt under the Bush/Cheney administration.
The day that will live in infamy has arrived---again.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 9:26 PM
THE ONLY GUN I EVER OWNED, and even then I didn't own it. It was issued to me by the United States Army when I was a Combat Engineer during the Korean War. It was my M1 Garand Rifle and I still remember what our Drill Sgt told us. He said, "the hardest thing you will have to do is kill somebody, but once you kill somebody you are going to love it." This may explain what goes through the heads of all the mass killers. They love the idea of killing people. How will all these gun regulations erase this kind of thinking in the minds of mass killers? Here is a picture of me with my M1 Garand Rifle: https://www.facebook.com/
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 4:07 AM