I found this very moving video today and I want to share it with all of you. Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1, 2009, President Obama is going to speak to the nation. He is expected to tell us he is deploying another 35,000 troops to Afghanistan. Even though President Obama think Afghanistan is the "good war" this will be a disastrous policy, every bit as disastrous as the expansion of the war in Viet Nam by President Johnson.
We have been at war in Afghanistan for 8 years and we are no closer to victory, whatever that is, than we were when we started. No country has ever waged a successful war in Afghanistan, which is costing us $1 million per soldier per year. The government is corrupt and we are supporting a government that is not capable of raising up a national army. Afghanistan is a deeply tribal country. Generals always want more troops, but increasing our military footprint there will only make the Taliban stronger.
President Obama, it is time to leave Afghanistan.