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Article By: hawkwind

It's time that the United States summon the courage and the wisdom to totally change it's foreign policy in the Middle East.

Submitted:Aug 13, 2012    Reads: 20    Comments: 2    Likes: 2   

It has been over a year since the United States got payback for September 11.The death of the world's most wanted man- Osama Bin Laden should be the start of a new American policy in the middle
east. Will it? Of course not. Now, it will just be business as usual again. The navy seals team that killed Bin Laden deserve their accolades and gratitude from people all over the world, even if it did take 10 years to finally get him .Many thanks to them. The question is, after Bin Laden- what?

This has been bothering many people around the world for the past ten years..I just want to point something out here. We got Bin Laden without invading Pakistan. We did not have to send in hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops, We did it by careful planning,reliable Intel and a highly skilled commando team. Which leads me to my next point. I t may be hard to accept- but I feel that by invading Iraq and Afghanistan we insured our own defeat..

The U.S. has to shift it's priorities from being an occupying force to having - 1- a strong homeland security to defend our borders , 2 - to bring the rest of the men who plotted 9-11 to justice and 3 - to prevent any future attacks on America.by having top intelligence gathering information.

A few sobering facts - first Iraq. Since the start of the invasion in 2003, the U.S. has suffered over 4,000 killed and over 30,000 wounded. We invaded Iraq on the premise of a gigantic lie. There were no weapons of mass destruction at all there. We left Iraq a shambles.
Our intelligence was a joke. We talk about how Sad am Hussein killed thousands of dissidents, thousands more Iraq civilians died as a result of the U.S. invasion in 2003.

Next Afghanistan. Since our involvement began in 2001, over 1,400 Americans gave been killed and over 11,000 have been wounded. There is no end in sight in that conflict. President Obama say American forces will be out of there by 2014 - I would not bet on that if we have Mr. Romney as president at that time.. I would guess not one of Al-queda's top men are any where near that country now.This war could easily turn into a generational conflict- dragging on for the next 50 years or more.The Taliban are not going to go away and like the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese, they know that someday the Americans are going to leave.

The U.S. has not learned anything from the fiasco of Vietnam.We cannot and should not forever be the world's policeman. Iraq and Afghanistan did not invade the U.S - we invaded them.

I saw the Vietnam war memorial in Washington and I was ashamed that this country could have been so blind and stupid to get involved in southeast asia . I do not want to see 2 more memorials erected over these senseless conflicts,

Russia realized they could not win and pulled out of Afghanistan in the 1980's We should have realized the same thing years ago.

It's time to bring the our troops home now and protect our borders and prevent future attacks by full cooperation between U.S. and anti- terrorist organizations around the world.It is a complete waste of time and American lives to try to bring democracy to countries who do not care about democracy.


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