March 29th, 2009 11:01 pm
Trainers killed by Afghan soldier identified
The U.S. military has identified two trainers killed Friday by an Afghan National Army soldier.
Lt. Florence B. Choe, 35, of El Cajon, Calif., and Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, 26, of Narragansett, R.I., died Friday when the insurgent opened fire on personnelassigned to Combined Security Transition Command — Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan.
Since the invasion of Iraq, have done a good job of supporting our troops even if I did not support the war, or Bush's decision to fight it...I am reaching a point where I am no longer sure I can continue to SUPPORT our troops. Re-enlistment according to news reports is up, which means these soldiers are now willingly doing three, four, even five tours (this excludes those who through stop gap are being forced against their will to serve). Worse, many of them are encouraging young men and women to enlist...that is an unforgivable sin.
It is disturbing to see Barack Obama embracing the same concepts of Nation Building that tainted the Bush years...it is policy I do not, cannot and will not agree with. It is not the place of America to be out spreading Freedom, it is a waste of both American blood and treasure we as a nation cannot afford to spend. We have our own insurgency on our Southern Border, we have over 12 million illegal alien insurgents, sleeper cells infesting and weakening the very fabric of America right here at home, need our troops here protecting America, rather than dying in some foreign land. I want to see our Soldiers home on leave speaking up against a wrong policy, a wrong war, do not want them speaking out in our schools and on college campuses encouraging our young men and women to enlist...it amounts to Death Recruiting, lying in the name of Satan himself...honorable men do not encourage our children to sacrifice their lives for wrong wars.
At 53, history begins to repeat itself, the images of Vietnam War protests flickering across my mind as a restless Main Street wrestles with themselves, wanting to support our troops, growing weary of never ending conflict. With the launching of this blog, with the purchase of the Domain Name http://www.troopshome.org/ I have made up my own mind...the time has come to pull the plug, the time has come to organize the opposition, unite with those who oppose this American Aggression.