Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Neverending Wars

It is interesting that as people continue to blame President Obama for all the problems we have, they conveniently forget he walked into a mess. The economy was a disaster, the two wars were a disaster, and too many people had lost their jobs and their homes.

He cannot fix everything at once. But one thing could start to change things: start bringing our soldiers home and quit sending in new troops. The rebuilding of Iraq - after all the tearing down - should no longer be the priority. For a war that we never should have been in in the first place, why are we still there? And why do we continue to try and rebuild it when our own country is in dire need of rebuilding and bringing back hope?

Then there is Afghanistan. Perhaps in 2001, that was the place we should have been in the first place...but I am not a believer in war anyway. It really never solves anything, it just creates more loss of life and more destruction. Has anyone ever "won" against Afghanistan anyway? In a country of such treacherous terrain, extreme temperatures, and people that will fight for their cause no matter what?

Let's move on. September 11, 2001 was a terrible blow. But aren't we just extending it? And aren't we done ruining lives and killing soldiers? Yes, we need to keep a watchful eye out on these people, and yes we need to defend ourselves. But until we build our own country back up and get back our hope and faith, we are really only spinning our wheels and doing nothing to move forward.

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