Friday, March 18, 2011

Guest From the Left: J. Marquis

The Cost of War

I will admit I (like most people) thought we should go to Afghanistan in 2001. I (like most people) failed to remember what the history books said about what happened to other military powers when they chose to invade that desolate, backward country.

Is this is a war that can actually be won?

Or is it just an endless misadventure that will continue to end American lives and waste hundreds of billions of American tax dollars?

We need to have an honest discussion about this during the upcoming presidential campaign. I've heard enough doubletalk from generals and politicians (including the
president) who are so scared of looking wimpy they'd choose instead to just keep us trapped in this dusty quagmire.

Ending The Afghan War Would Save Taxpayers 40,000 Times More Money Than Defunding NPR

(You can read J. Marquis daily at Major Conflict)

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