Tuesday, March 25, 2008

And What About Afghanistan?

There was a lot of commentary this week about it being the fifth anniversary of George Bush invading Iraq and the fact that 4000 American soldiers have died there.

But did anyone notice the small Associated Press item in today's newspapers: "An Army Green Beret from Monmouth County has been killed in Afghanistan..."? When did we arrive in Afghanistan and how many of our soldiers have died there?


"War is a contagion." - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

"War ... should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits." - James Madison (1751-1836

1 comment:

Val said...

We've been building up both forces and missions in Afghanistan for quite some time now. My friend's son finally made it back from his second tour of duty, (first was Iraq) and he's lucky to be alive. There's a story there for another time.

Anyway, I just wanted to comment on your page. You looked a little "lonely." :-)