Tuesday, May 30, 2017

America's Longest War Continues With No End In Sight

(The cartoon image above is by Rob Rogers in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.)

As we wrap up our Memorial Day weekend, this is a good time for a reminder that we are still at war in Afghanistan. That war was started in October of 2001. That means it has gone on for 15 years and 7 months now, making it the longest war in the history of the United States -- and there is still no end in sight. In fact, there doesn't seem to even be a path to victory in Afghanistan -- no matter how much longer we stay there.

The war has cost the lives of 2,396 U.S. soldiers, and wounded 17,674 more -- and still our goal (to create an American-style democracy in Afghanistan) has not been accomplished.

Isn't it time to end this insane war? How long will it take to convince us that we cannot dictate to another country what kind of government they must have through military power?

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