Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
News dangers emerge in Afghan War
America needs out
President Obama’s “war of necessity” is fast becoming this generation’s “forgotten war.” Our people are dying at the rate of one a day, and now, after 12 years, two-thirds of Americans want us out of the war [“2,000 U.S. dead in war, as new dangers emerge,” page one, Aug. 22].
It is a sad commentary, but many of our troops are being “executed” by some of the very people they are in country to train. Earlier this month, an Afghan teenager plotted an inside attack and killed three U.S. Marines and wounded a fourth. This young terrorist was in contact with U.S. troops often when they were without their weapons and body armor. He is still at large!
Again, in early August, an Afghan policeman shot and killed three American Special Forces soldiers after inviting them to share a meal. How many more of these senseless killings will take place before our “politically correct” armchair generals assume some sort of control?
Where is the public outcry? Where is the outrage? All we hear is the empty rhetoric of President Obama. He actually stated the other day that he is watching “with deep concern” regarding the killings of NATO troops, but nothing about our own U.S. forces being “murdered” in cold blood. As America tires of this extended, expensive war, we need assurances from our leadership that our people serving in harm’s way are the number one priority.
We have appeased the corrupt Hamid Karzai government for too long, and they must be held accountable for the atrocities committed against Americans on their soil.
— Boyce Clark, Edmonds