War Without End

I have this really great suggestion: How about we just bring the troops home? Hopefully, they’d be a lot safer here. Plus, think of the money we’d save!

Seriously, for those of you who believed Obama when he set a deadline, go back to bed and wait for Santa Claus:

WASHINGTON – Gen. David H. Petraeus on Tuesday left open the possibility of recommending that President Obama delay his plans to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan next summer, if the new commander can’t turn around the stalemated war.

“There will be an assessment at the end of this year, after which undoubtedly we’ll make certain tweaks, refinements, perhaps some significant changes,” Petraeus told a Senate panel of the battle plan and the timeline Obama has laid out.

“I want to assure the mothers and fathers of those fighting in Afghanistan that I see it as a moral imperative to bring all assets to bear to protect our men and women in uniform,” he said. “Those on the ground must have all the support they need when they are in a tough situation.

Bring them home. Bring them home, bring them home. Stop this dastardly war, restore some sanity to our society.

4 thoughts on “War Without End

  1. Science tells us how to heal and how to kill; it reduces the death rate in retail and then kills us wholesale in war…. Science without philosophy, facts without perspective and valuation, cannot save us from havoc and despair. Science gives us knowledge, but only philosophy can give us wisdom.
    From the intro to “The Story of Philosophy” by Will Durant. Lovely dedication to his wife there, too.

  2. I send the White House an e-mail every day with a variation of your idea. It costs nothing more than I am already spending for my ‘Net so I think everybody should try it. If I can’t be 365 people, I can be 1 person 365 days a year in their inbox.

  3. I always considered George W Bush to be a lot like Caligula, the Roman emperor. When he declared war on Iraq, I figured he’d do a Caligula – plant some fake weapons, bring home some prisoners, set up a corrupt government and get some easy oil contracts, just the way Caligula did with Britain. (Yes, I know, Caligula was more concerned with grain than oil, but that’s just different stuff that makes the wheels go ’round.) Unfortunately, W turned out to be a lot like Caligula, but not as smart. Instead of a big victory parade and letting the devil take the hindmost, he actually insisted on fighting a war there. Ah well, those who do not remember the past and all that.

  4. I agree, stop trying to kill my kids. I’ve got one son over there now, and another getting ready to leave. And I don’t want to hear, we need to fight them over there, so we don’t have to fight them here. This is all a big waste to me. They can do the job here, or else give granny a gun and I’ll help them.

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