Yes, US troop deaths are rising again, and with the rising war weariness in America, I am sure that some are going to begin criticizing the strategy. However, these are the guys who sheltered bin Laden after 911, and who gave material support to al Qaeda training bases. This is the war that we have always needed to fight.
But we do need to be careful here. No world power has ever been able to beat Afghanistan into submission, but this is also a case where our aims are not to be like the Soviets or the British, who attempted to make that nation part of their empires. Instead, we are only there to destroy an enemy. Once that mission is completed, instead of staying, we can leave, knowing that we did what we needed to do, meting out some payback that sorely needed to be meted out. The message is crystal clear - Screw with the USA and you WILL be screwed.
Please pray for those who are spilling their blood, and who will spill their blood in the future. And while you are at it, also say a prayer for the families of those who have lost their lives in Iraq. Our soldiers are one of America's most precious resources. They don't ask for anything other than the privilege of serving their country. Whether you believe that any war is right or wrong, those who fight those wars deserve respect and support from those on both sides of the fence.
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