It has long been my personal opinion that the United States of America should stay out of the Middle East … period! Obviously, our dependence on foreign oil has driven our national policy in that part of the world. It has now cost America thousands of lives and trillions in treasure.
Take Afghanistan … a loose collection of primitive Muslim tribes with no natural resource beyond poppy seeds to make heroin. This backward sand pit is an excellent place to train terrorists to attack the United States … because of our involvement in the Middle East. Oil, again.
Instead of getting in, doing the job, and getting out, our rulers decided to build a nation. Eleven years and two-thousand dead Americans later, the people we trained are shooting American soldiers and hundreds of people take to the streets of Kabul to shout “Death to America”. This is absolute insanity!
The Pentagon’s moving people out of that awful place, but not fast enough suit me.
Our thought for today is from Martin Luther King Jr.:
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”