Let’s Bring Our Troops Home.
By Joseph Ellis
There are many reasons to end our wars abroad. Our men and women are in harms way, the goals are vague, and we face difficult budget decisions. However, something recently struck me when thinking about the war in Afghanistan. As we continue what has now been the longest war in our nation’s history, we are sending young men into battle who were 8 years old when the terrorists attacked. It just feels wrong. I know we have many great men of women of various ages there, but as fresh faces continue to enlist and get sent into battle, it feels like we’re sending people whose fight this shouldn’t be; and I realize it is probably the same for Afghans, as young men start to fight for a cause they might not have if they had not been raised in war. It is with great sadness that I think about our nation’s youngest adults facing the horrors of war, and I fear the consequences we will surely face–and with still no end in sight.