Letter to the editor: April 16, 2012

The Afghan War has been going on entirely too long.  For more than 10 years now, the combination of the Iraq War and the Afghan War is taking more and more of a greatly negative effect on the U.S. Troops, the U.S. debt, and, I truly believe, the U.S. population as a whole!

 The resent massacre of Afghan Citizens reminded me of the My Lai Massacre that happened in Vietnam in 1968.  I had to look up the information about this Vietnam Massacre, but I clearly remember, as a 10-year-old, the great controversy and the many citizens who took both sides of this controversy.

 I never served in the U.S. Armed Forces, but I remember very vividly how many young men, or should I say teenagers, were trying in every way, even moving to Canada, in order to stay out of The Vietnam War.

 “War is hell.” Even The U.S. Secretary of Defense said these very words before television and newspaper reporters only a few days ago.  If “war is hell,” then why in the name of sanity does humanity engage in it so much?  Perhaps only God knows.

 In closing, I would like to say, “The U.S. Troops that continue to fight are doing the American Citizens a greater service than we can ever repay.”   My question to the war-mongers in Washington, D.C., is “How can you ever wash the blood off of your hands of the fallen and injured troops in two wars that are going on entirely too long?”