Sunday, December 2, 2012

Afghanistan Through My Eyes:

Today on NPR I heard of the deaths of troops and civilians from two suicide bombers trying to gain entrance to the base at Jalalabad. The Taliban did not gain entrance.

My heart goes out to the men and women deployed in Afghanistan. It is questionable. The thought of extending our mission there turns my stomach. It is a fight for government control of nightmare proportions. Why are we doing the brunt of the fighting when the only country to gain from our victory is Russia?

But right now the men and women serving our country are fulfilling their contracts. They are fighting and dying everyday. The holidays are arriving soon and they will be there physically, but their hearts and minds with their loved ones.

Do not forsake them. They are our warriors.

Afghan security forces inspect the site of an attack in Jalalabad December 2, 2012. REUTERS- Parwiz