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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Wed. 5/2/12

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The second day of the month in another fighting season at war in Afghanistan for U.S. troops and yesterday President Obama swooped in, gave a speech, awarded 10 Purple Hearts, and was out of there, leaving them in his wake. And they stay and they will be there this fighting season, and the next, and the next, risking their lives and limbs, while American taxpayer is reported to be spending on day-to-day operations, $2 billion dollars a week. This figure does not even include the great cost for medical care for injured US troops, and life long disability payments through medical retirements, or through the VA with disability compensation. God bless our troops. May they secure victory and leave THIS fighting season, and not have to come back for next year’s and the year after that.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) President Obama visits Afghanistan, then leaves, while American troops are scheduled to stay for this fighting season, the next, and the next, sacrificing blood and treasure. Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/68323106/Obama_sees_new_day_1_year_after_bin_Laden_raid

2.)  Video link and transcript of President Obama’s speech in Afghanistan:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/01/politics/obama-afghanistan-speech/index.html

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Written by orangekite1

May 2, 2012 at 3:03 am

Posted in Afghanistan

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