We Want Peace In the Middle East
There are many reasons why we need to get out of Afghanistan; I’ll just name a few.
We’re spending hundreds of billions of dollars – total waste – because the Afghanistan central government is totally corrupt. We have a thousand troops whose lives have been lost. And many more injured, some of them permanently. Countless individual Afghanistan citizens have been killed or injured as a result of this conflict.
We should take heed from the Russian experience in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is not going to be conquered and we have to understand that the weight of history has been against our efforts from the start.
Now we have to determine whether or not America will take a new direction in Afghanistan. Not to go in deeper with the surge, but to get out.
– United States Representative Dennis Kucinich