Why Afghanistan, why war.

Life after legs

In my many years of preparation and participation in war I was never really given a direct answer to why we were at war. Of course there was the consistent reminder that finding and killing Bin Laden would somehow bring vindication for the 2,000 innocent civilians who died on 9/11. But why were we willing to loose another lot of military lives for this goal; which was seen as marginal at best by any educated military strategists. The truth was, by the time we had chased the rabbit down the hole enough to see his tail, the journey back to daylight didn’t seem worth the trouble anymore. To further this analogy where Bin laden is the rabbit, even bringing the rabbit back up with us wouldn’t feed the appetite we had conjured in chasing it. In other words, killing Bin Laden wasn’t going to make our country safer, and it…

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