Never ending war
by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com )
Sunday Dec 21st, 2008
Maybe it's because they have such a short attention span and memory. As one journalist commented, a short memory is a great boost to self-esteem. It helps when you can so easily forget the past and tune out reality. The War in Afghanistan, which began on October 7, 2001 as the U.S. military operation Operation Enduring Freedom, was launched by the United States with the United Kingdom in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The US military is currently planning to send around 20,000 extra troops to the country in Spring 2009.
So now that the invasion of Afghanistan is not over, Americans can forget that the country is as bad off as it ever was-although Afghan men can shave, of course. And when that time comes, Iraq too will be forgotten or relegated to the back pages of the papers, along with the multitudes who died in Gulf War I and II, the many children and innocents who died from 12 years of sanctions, and the thousands who are continuing to suffer and die from the depleted uranium shells littering the landscape and the unexploded cluster bombs scattered far and wide.
America will move on, leaving a legacy of death and destruction, and Americans will forget-but God won't.
Ted Rudow II,MA