Tuesday, August 21, 2012

It's America's Forgotten War

Abandoning the main missions of why we even sent troops into that region, with almost full support and cheers from those who wouldn't be sent into nor their children with the first drum beat pointed at Iraq!

Not one voice of demand that the Country Sacrifice, to pay for these wars, the surplus was gone and deficits started rising as the rubber stamping began Before 9/11.

Especially with no Demand for Sacrifice as to the results of the wars, not surprising, for the decade plus added to the already previous decades of underfunding the VA while ignoring those sent into our previous wars, PTS, Agent Orange, Gulf War Syndrome, just to name but a few issues and as they once again ignore.

These wars costs, rubber stamped, including no bid contracts that congressional reps could buy into with their inside information only they held, off the books till the present administration and still adding to the deficit daily, tax cuts especially for the wealthy and them called 'job creators', that worked well didn't it, came right along with all that rubber stamping and not only as to the wars of choice.

No wonder they don't want to mention the wars, those that fully supported don't even want to mention the administration and congresses it all came from as the congressional personal of same have obstructed everything since.

Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on
21 August 2012 - It was once President Barack Obama's "war of necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war.

The Afghan conflict generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. It's not a hot topic at the office water cooler or in the halls of Congress — even though more than 80,000 American troops are still fighting here and dying at a rate of one a day.

Americans show more interest in the economy and taxes than the latest suicide bombings in a different, distant land. They're more tuned in to the political ad war playing out on television than the deadly fight still raging against the Taliban. Earlier this month, protesters at the Iowa State Fair chanted "Stop the war!" They were referring to one purportedly being waged against the middle class.

By the time voters go to the polls Nov. 6 to choose between Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, the war will be in its 12th year. For most Americans, that's long enough.

Public opinion remains largely negative toward the war, with 66 percent opposed to it and just 27 percent in favor in a May AP-GfK poll. More recently, a Quinnipiac University poll found that 60 percent of registered voters felt the U.S. should no longer be involved in Afghanistan. Just 31 percent said the U.S. is doing the right thing by fighting there now.

Not since the Korean War of the early 1950s — a much shorter but more intense fight — has an armed conflict involving America's sons and daughters captured so little public attention. read more>>>

The present CiC is leading the way those sent and fighting in want him to, gradual drawdown and their hope, not the officers but the military personal, they can salvage at least a tiny bit of that long ago main mission and this countries promises, once again, to the Afghan People! As well as same executive administration and cabinet doing what they can do, and with the few who come on board to help, within the boundaries they are held to while pushing even those, as well, for the military personal their families and veterans young and old!

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