Saturday, March 10, 2018

Afghanistan, the war the U.S. forgot

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention?
Consider this: At a Senate hearing this past week on top U.S. security threats, the word "Afghanistan" was spoken exactly four times, each during introductory remarks. In the ensuing two hours of questions for intelligence agency witnesses, no senator asked about Afghanistan, suggesting little interest in a war with nearly 15,000 U.S. troops supporting combat against the Taliban.
I would be willing to bet that each senator has at least one and probably more American-flag lapel pins. They care, after all, about the possibility of losing American and other lives.

They care....



  1. I bet they own stock in the munitions industry.

  2. Around 2008 Senstor John McCain was talking about the US being involved in Iraq and Afghanistan for 100 years. 90 years to go.

    When will more people support campaign finance reform?