As a Vietnam vet I am sickened by the loss of our young men, AGAIN! In 2006 I had a bunch of my friends just about disown me for saying that the loss of one of their sons to an Iraqi sniper was a horrible waste of life. This is one case where I truly hate to say... Told you so.
Now, let’s get our guys out of Afghanistan before one more precious drop of blood is spilled on our side, before one more family gets a visit from the Army or the Corp that they will never forget. Bomb the hell out of any nation that dares to threaten our safety or true national interests. But keep our boys out of harms way if you don’t intend to win a truly necessary war. OK, I’m not too rational right now... but this announcement of capitulation is just TOO MUCH!
It is vietnam redux.
I am also enraged. Enraged because of the ROE during this and Afghanistan. We never would have won WWII with the current ROE. IF we need to go in, we NEED TO GO ALL OUT.
We leveled German cities, we nuked Japan...to WIN!
I think those that now criticize Bush going in, forget the scenario at the time and the complete world wide agreement on the situation then. Having said that, we WON in Iraq and this jerk that is playing POTUS and Hillary and the Dems refused to move forward with the negotiations needed to set up bases there for the last THREE years! They wanted to “lose” to vindicate themselves politically. Disgusting.
If that is done, we will no doubt find our ROE is in the hole.
Semper Fi, Sir.