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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-1-14-Wed. (365 days to go)

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365 days to go. A countdown that day by day of retrograde operations for US troops puts them closer to total withdraw from Afghanistan. The war is more unpopular than ever among American taxpayers footing the bill. It does not make sense to fund the Afghan military and equip them too, while American troops and vets suffer budget cuts. American vets who are retired and medical retirees face COLA cuts, while the US still funds Afghan troops: this is not right. I hope and pray no more Americans are maimed or killed while conducting retrograde operations; packing up US equipment and closing bases. God bless American troops. 365 days left. I hope they can pack up earlier than this deadline and be out of there sooner. The American people have long ago lost support for this war. Support for Afghanistan operations is at an all time low.

As a military retiree told me several years ago, “We should bring all US troops home now, and our money with them.”

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) American support for war in Afghanistan at an all time low, lower than support for Vietnam War. As a veteran of our current wars told me, what is going on now is, “THE VIETNAM PLAN FOR AFGHANISTAN.” Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/12/30/afghanistan-war-more-unpopular-than-vietnam/

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Written by orangekite1

January 1, 2014 at 7:49 am

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