Maybe I don't remember correctly. But it seems like most of us who elected President Obama did so because we were tired of foolish wars without clear objectives that weren't accomplishing anything of value. We wanted out of Iraq, and we weren't thrilled about Afghanistan either.
There is a reason Senator Harry Reid's statement about Iraq that “this war is lost” resonated so profoundly. He was right, and far too many people were too committed supporting war criminals to want to hear it.
You would have to be deaf, dumb, and blind to think the Iraqi people are better off because the U.S. has invaded and occupied their country. Our nation is going broke because of the deficit spending on the “war.” And the only ones to benefit from the “war” are the military industrial contractors and the multi-national oil companies – and they aren't doing us any favors (for all we've done for them).
So now President Obama has hinted that he intends to escalate the “war” in Afghanistan. But he has given us a few days to organize and protest. I don't think he wants to do it. And if we raise enough of a ruckus, he just might not. Maybe, if millions of Americans say NO!!!, we can't afford this; maybe President Obama won't get us into another Viet Nam (or Iraq – name your quagmire).
Here is a link to a petition to tell President Obama not to make matters worse.
Make sure to email the White House.
And also email your Senators and Representatives.
You only have until Monday.