President Obama made a huge mistake last night in announcing 30,000 more troops going to Afghanistan. We will not be solving any problems in Afghanistan by sending more troops. We cannot win in Afghanistan. What we are facing in Afghanistan is not a military problem. We cannot win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people by bombing them.
I respect the idea that President Obama got in put from many sources in order to come to his decision, but he didn't hear from the Afghan people, who are sick of 30 years of war. Our military families cannot withstand the stress of two wars with multiple deployments. Our soldiers are committing suicide at ever increasing rates. Hundreds of thousands of our troops who have served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan have post traumatic stress disorder. It is past time for us to leave Afghanistan to solve its problems on their own. America cannot afford to stay in Afghanistan in blood or treasure.