Monday, December 29, 2014

Another war ends... Iraq starts to implode

For those boomers who can remember.. how many wars have ended in your lifetime?
Does that not give you a moment of pause?


Thirteen years and more than 2,000 American casualties after it began, and a trillion dollars later the war in Afghanistan will conclude responsibly, President Barack Obama said on Sunday.

see the story at CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/28/politics/obama-afghanistan-end-of-combat/index.html

20 thousand wounded... while a small force remain, soldiers will face uncertainty and danger as long as they stay. And lets not forget, we are going to see more and more younger vet's with serious battle scares of the brain and body. Let's hope the new VA will take care of them all.

I get why we went... revenge was in our hearts...9-11 changed our thinking and young men and women realized patriotism was in and joined by the thousands. Even with the Taliban leader dead... our mission will most likely involve us going back in to fight a new more barbaric group of religious fanatics. Bombing them out of existence may prove fruitless. More beheading's will spur more retaliation on our part.

Perhaps we can hear from a veteran... of any war...to comment

3 Comments:

At December 29, 2014 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post. We need to remember the costs of war not in dollars but in people. So many more wounded warriors than in the past, thanks to advances in medicine. But how do we support those wounded vets in the way the deserve? Far too many suicides among veterans. We need to address that issue now.

 
At December 31, 2014 at 8:12 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy new year to all~

 
At January 1, 2015 at 2:18 AM , Blogger Joe Rizoli said...

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