Wednesday, December 02, 2009

On the other hand…

my own personal Congressman's taking a stand against the escalation, and he makes some good points...
...No matter how many troops we commit, the United States cannot bring about the change necessary to stabilize Afghanistan. This responsibility ultimately falls on the Afghani government and its people, and no outsider can force this change to occur.

Not only is this war costly in human terms, but it is bleeding our ability to provide for our own people and construct economic recovery and security at home.

The Bush administration made a fatal mistake when it led us into Iraq and away from finishing the task in Afghanistan, and we have been paying the price ever since. I fear that we are asking our troops to fix a problem of our own making that the military cannot solve alone.
I'm afraid that's a fear I share.

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