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Bitter Harvest

Oilpatch Mercenary Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 2:50 PM
Amy I am afraid that your grandchildren will have to. I see no way of concluding this current conflict in less than 1 to 2 more generations. Our weakness in this kind of war is that we like to go finish the thing in very short order and then bring the boys (and girls) home. What we need to do now is to establish a very long time frame and hope we wind up ahead of schedule. This is nothing new. It just duplicates the dynamics of 1866 through the 1890s concerning the post-war frontier army. Do that and the grandkids will come through in good shape as will the country. God Bless!

WASHINGTON -- In December 2009, our commander in chief went to West Point and proclaimed that he would withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Since then, he has proudly emphasized that "We are on a course to end this war responsibly." Now U.S. and NATO troops and loyal Afghan soldiers and police officers are reaping the bitter harvest of the seeds that Barack Obama planted with those words.

Over the last 10 days, in five separate incidents, seven American military personnel were killed in what used to be called "green on blue attacks" -- where Afghan soldiers or...