"Supplier Under Scrutiny on Arms for Afghans" by C. J. Chivers for NYTimes
Despite the fact that "some" may think we're doing "great" or our status in the Middle east were better than ever, we are actually losing the war.
Some of the factors could be:
-do we even have a solid plan to win?
-do we even know the definition of winning this war?
-the soldiers had been worn out by being called back on tour without the promised "rest"/time period.
-Is our "help" even wanted in the middle east? Do they want us to get in between "their war"?
-what is the current percentage of americans who support the war?Are we getting support from other countries?
While some of us just sit home and ask question (like myself) there are actually people out there who committed themselves, to see a change. There is a growing number of protestors like the Code Pink "ladies" in Washington D.C. but are they actually helping political figures realize that this war is just too much? Who knows?
anyways, this article mentioned above adds to this list.
So, apparently, we've been supplying Afghanistan's army and police forces with "more than 40 years old and in decomposing packaging, according to an examination of the munitions by The New York Times and interviews with American and Afghan officials. Much of the ammunition comes from the aging stockpiles of the old Communist bloc, including stockpiles that the State Department and NATO have determined to be unreliable and obsolete, and have spent millions of dollars to have destroyed."
Are the people who brought this country into the war even serious at all?
Are they in to win?
Are they in to sincerely help Iraq build a stable government?
Are they in to stop al-Qaeda from expanding their "massive" network?
Are they in for the profit?
Are they in to show that United States is the "greatest power" in the world? -an ego-trip maybe?
My question is, what exactly are the politicans and the leaders of this country trying to prove?
Considering how bleak the situation look right now, let's pay a closer attention to what our leaders will do.
Are there people who are actually enjoying this "recession" and one of the worst time in modern hsitory? Of course there are... we'll always have those people around. But will anything be done to stop this from getting out of control?
Seems to me the butterfly effect is hitting the world hard in the face right now.
The people of the United States and all over the world have too many questions left unanswered. At this very moment, we're all waiting to see if someone will actually have the guts, power and the brain to step up and pull us out of this dark moment.