• The unnecessary war was the invasion of Grenada. I can't remember why we did it? Someone refresh my memory.

    March 12, 2012 at 11:30 p.m.

  • Wasn't this the "necessary war" ?

    March 12, 2012 at 5:14 p.m.

  • Time for a reality check. For those not born yet or those that have forgotten, toward the end of America's involvement in Vietnam there were many incidents that made my skin crawl. Because there was no internet to flood the globe with every violent act with in moments of it happening many went unnoticed. There were a few that were covered by the news and lives were destroyed far beyond the battlefield.

    In many ways the issue for the boots on ground today is the same as "back in the day". The strongest soldier will fall victim to the pressure of constant vigilance and instant response. At some point there really is no need for a triggering event and that brave trooper becomes a human time bomb.

    It is past the time to withdraw. We will never bring a stone age society into the modern world. It is about the same as expecting a tribe in the Amazon to become I.T. geeks. Just not some thing we can fix no matter how long we stay.

    Bring the brave servicemen and women home with honor and welcome them with love and pride for a job well done.

    God Bless the United States Armed Forces, Veterans past and present, and the United States of America.

    March 12, 2012 at 4:49 p.m.

  • Bob

    Sorry, but it is kind of hard to rule/dominate the earth with out armed soldiers on the ground. Did you notice the U.S. soldiers that recently had there picture taken holding the Nazi flag? Trumpting us as the good guys & as freedom fighters is sometimes hard for some to swallow.

    March 12, 2012 at 3:29 p.m.

  • Bob

    It's a good topic and I remember hearing a diplomat say that the Afghans won't be ready by the year 2014 and they'll ever be able to afford the amount of security forces such as police and army to protect Afghanistan. The foreign aid that we are giving them right now, is leaving their country bound for the Dubai and Swiss Banks as fast as we can give it to them.

    I read Bob Woodward's book " Obama's War" that detailed the struggle the president was having with the military leaders who wanted 50,000 surge troops. The president was leaning toward Joe Biden's smaller footprint of just leaving special forces but that was overruled. The Secretary of Defense Bob Gates would have resigned his position, if Obama would not have agreed to a surge. The president confronted General Petreaus and pretty much told him that 30,000 was the limit and he had to show some metrics or that they would come out at the end of this year.

    I believe it behooves to leave some special forces in the Middle East but the majority of troops need to come home in a safe and responsible way.

    March 12, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.