There has been a war of some sort going on in Afghanistan since the dark ages. Before George W. Bush decided that Afghanistan was the cause of 9/11 (despite the terrorists all being Saudis) the Russians had spent their time in hell trying to win over the “hearts and minds” of a people who have no use for our Western ways or political beliefs.
After spending trillions of our tax dollars to “rebuild” a country that was never built in the first place, we find our country falling apart at the seams. Cities going into bankruptcy, tens of millions of under-employed or unemployed Americans, and a middle class that is suffering the most in 70 years. Bin Laden is dead, and we still have more people die every year in domestic gun violence and because of drunk driving than died on 9/11, but haven’t waged a multi-trillion-dollar war on gun nuts gone bad or booze hounds behind the wheel.
Watch this touching video of a man on a mission in Texas, trying to paint a portrait of every Texan who has died in our wars of choice.
Let’s put our country back to work, and put painter Ken “the dauber” Pridgeon and his Portrait of a Warrior Memorial Art Gallery out of the hero painting business.
2000 dead American soldiers is too many. There is no reason to continue occupying Afghanistan. Bring our troops home now.