Friday, October 8, 2010

Has it been ten years already? Gosh, it seems like it's been a hundred!

My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and all we got was mountain of debt added to our budget deficit that used to be a surplus before the war.

My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and all this guy got was a traumatic brain injury that changed him forever. Oh yeah, he also got post traumatic stress syndrome too.

My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and all these people got was the loss of their homes, their families, and their livelihoods.
My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and all this kid got was burns all over his body from fires caused by our bombs. He may get cancer later from the shells that we used that contained depleted uranium.
My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and all we got to show for it was more terror attacks, the loss of civil liberties, FBI raids on the homes of anti war protesters, international hatred and mockery, and an anti Muslim backlash.

My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and the people who ordered the invasion that led to the deaths of thousands of people, the destruction of homes, the physical and mental injuries that will never heal, get to play golf and have fun:
My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and the man we elected to get us out of that quagmire, the man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for not doing a god damn thing that was peaceful, also plays golf while millions of dollars and countless lives get wasted in that rat-hole of a war in Afghanistan.
My country invaded Afghanistan ten years ago and it's time to get the fuck out!

5 comments:

gmb said...

Well said, Dr. Monkey. Sadly, won't happen with the latest diappointment in the White House.

Suzy said...

Thank you for this post, Dr. Monkey. There is a reason that Afghanistan is called "the graveyard of empires" and that would be a good enough reason to get the hell out, as if the immorality of it isn't enough. BTW, have you read Jon Krakauer's book about Pat Tillman? Great historical background on how the U.S. played right into Osama Bin Laden's hands. He may not be concerned with the morality of war and killing, but he knows all about sinking empires.

kirby said...

When I think of the lives and money wasted on this war, it makes me sick. Billions of dollars. How many modern levees could have been built to replace the crumbling levees we have now? How many factories could have been refurbished and retooled to produce solar panels for homes and industry? How many schools could have been modernized? How many jobs would those projects have created? It's time to get out.

tshsmom said...

I totally agree! I do believe it's only been 9 years though.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Uh, no tshsmom, I can assure you we just passed our tenth year in Afghanistan.