Being over there and seeing the money and hard work that other units were putting in to civil projects I know first hand that we were doing those things. To say otherwise speaks from ignorance.
President Franklin Roosevelt eulogized a fallen American Soldier by saying, “He stands in the unbroken line of patriots who have dared to die [that] freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings. Freedom lives, and through it he lives--in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men."
Even still, that same statement stands. It's easy to be totally Ok with perpetual war when it has no effect on your life whatsoever. We're in this situation because we've gotten so good at shielding the American people from any effect of our wars that they no longer care enough to even demand that our politicians finish them.
You can have an opinion if you're not fit for service but seeing as how you're asking other men to die for you, you should lean towards the "not forever at war" position.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
Any other null factors you want to get off your chest. I'm sure there was more than 1 humanitarian effort in Afghanistan, maybe you can point that out too. That would be real helpful.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville