Will we ever learn?

The Obama administration is trying to figure out how to deal with our involvement in the country of Afghanistan.  But Afghanistan has outlasted many foreign armies, including one of the most powerful in the 20th century, the Soviet army. So, we have a choice:  To either become the invader, raining death and dismemberment down on the Afghan people; or to become the loser, the next in the long line of military forces which have failed to subdue Afghanistan.

Apparently, we are unable to acknowledge that we have made a mistake, and that our continued presence in the region is only inciting further violence, because our military is trying to make preparations for more violence.

Our military power has been diminished by our willingness to use it to try to get our way.  Spending untold billions, and hundreds of billions, trying to bring ‘democracy’ to nations which believe that ‘democracy’ is a synonym for ‘Godless heathens’, is a waste of money we don’t even have anymore.

Getting involved in another war where the enemy and our allies all look alike is completely stupid.  Getting involved in another war that has nothing to do with our national security is completely stupid.  Getting involved in another war to justify being able to go to war is completely stupid.  We must learn from our mistakes, and stop throwing our military into every part of the world on pretenses.  We have lost the respect of most of the international community, and we are in danger of losing the trust of that community, if we have not already.


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