Why are we still in Afghanistan?

Operation Enduring FreedomJoint Press Availability with President of Afghanistan.

By Roxanne Reyes

Why are Americans still in Afghanistan? Slowly President Obama has sent home troupes, yet we still occupy that country. Send all of them back home we don’t need to help them anymore. Americans are tired of the blood shed and useless war. It seems we always involved in someone’s business.

Didn’t we accomplish anything while there? We taught them how to set up a democratic government, we saved them from the taliban, we help fight Al Queda and prevented a civil war while there. In the meantime, our soldiers were dieing in the process. I say, “how about let their own country fight their own battles.” We also set up schools, built roads, created generators and taught them how to plant crops.

We also have trained their police force. We’ve educated their people in teaching them how to read.

We spent twelve years and billion of dollars for another country. I don’t understand where all this is going. I don’t believe we got anything in return, but death. President Karzai of Afghanistan could care for his own people now that we’ve done all the hard work.

What does President Obama want from President Karzai? It has to be his money Obama wants and to gain an ally on their side. This is a poor country where their citizens are living in the third world generation. I know Karzai rigged the election to be nominated again, but why be linked to a corrupt leader. America should stop being the good guy here by putting their trust in corrupt leaders. This is such a waste of political dollars on someone else. The money should’ve be spent on your own American citizens not used for political interests. I believe involvement with other nations are a huge mistake to begin with because we have many problems of our own that is not addressed. We still have high unemployment, uninsured people with no health insurance, and no adequate jobs to meet the demand of our people. Honestly, our government leaders need to stop thinking about themselves and start thinking about their fellow citizens.

References:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/11/20/it-past-time-for-us-military-to-leave-afghanistan-and-corrupt-president-karzai/
K.T. McFarland
Kathleen Troia “K.T.” McFarland is a Fox News National Security Analyst and host of FoxNews.com’s “DefCon 3.” She served in national security posts in the Nixon, Ford and Reagan administrations. She was an aide to Dr. Henry Kissinger at the White House, and in 1984 Ms. McFarland wrote Secretary of Defense Weinberger’s groundbreaking “Principles of War ” speech. She received the Defense Department’s highest civilian award for her work in the Reagan administration.

Other helpful links:

Five reasons why the US must stay in Afghanistan, Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/11/20/five-reasons-why-us-must-stay-in-afghanistan/
By Major General Robert Scales (Retired)
Retired Gen. Dr. Robert Scales currently serves as a FOX News Channel (FNC) military analyst. General Scales is the president of Colgen, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in issues relating to land power, war gaming and strategic leadership. For 30 years, he served in the Army in several capacities including commanding two units in Vietnam as well as serving in Germany and Korea in command and staff positions. General Scales graduated from West Point and earned a Ph.D. in History from Duke University.

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