Short and sweet: I am beyond sick and tired of Mitt Romney blathering on about how the US needs to stay in Afghanistan, keep up the good fight, end the war gallantly, blah blah blah…
This is epitomized by his constant nattering every time someone in the Obama administration says we’re going to leave. “Horror, he announced a deadline!” says Mitt. “We can’t do that! Our enemies are comforted!”
Mitt has no say. Mitt is a rich guy who thinks the poor don’t need any help, who thinks $370,000 in speaking fees isn’t much, and is so innured to the sufferings of the working class people he spent years firing that he really thinks it’s OK for a few hundred of America’s best and smartest and bravest to die so America leaves Afghanistan with”honor” or “victory” or some such.
Shut up Mitt. Your say your own military age sons are doing their national service by working in your campaign. If you believe so strongly in winning with honor in Afghanistan then send a few of them over in uniform, have one or two of them shipped home in boxes, killed in a war that has gone on, in fits and starts, since the British invaded more than 150 years ago.
Then talk to me about honor, or making sense, or anything else.
If you aren’t willing to do that, shut up. You have no skin in the game, and you have no right to risk the skins of other people’s sons and daughters.
It’s bad enough Obama has let that war go on this long. To criticize ending it just to play word games is beyond repugnant.