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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

As death toll hits 2000 for US troops Americans yawn

KABUL, Afghanistan -- It was once President Barack Obama's "war of necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war.

The Afghan conflict generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign trail. It's not a hot topic at the office water cooler or in the halls of Congress — even though more than 80,000 American troops are still fighting here and dying at a rate of one a day.

Americans show more interest in the economy and taxes than the latest suicide bombings in a different, distant land. They're more tuned in to the political ad war playing out on television than the deadly fight still raging against the Taliban. Earlier this month, protesters at the Iowa State Fair chanted "Stop the war!" They were referring to one purportedly being waged against the middle class.
Read the rest here.

2 comments:

The Anti-Gnostic said...

"Forgotten" war? The "forever" war.

Jason said...

"Ye shall love peace as a means to new wars -- and the short peace more than the long.

You I advise not to work, but to fight. You I advise not to peace, but to victory. Let your work be a fight, let your peace be a victory!"

Nietzsche, "Thus Spake Zarathustra"

This appears to be the philosophy of our country's leaders.