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Iraq, Afghanistan not friends we can trust

Posted: April 18, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: April 18, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

A column by Kevin Bayona published earlier this month tells us we should not be ashamed of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I quote from his article: “Still, the American occupations, though guided by realpolitik, generously provided the distressed islands with roads, bridges, hospitals, telephone lines and irrigation canals. Unfortunately, once the United States left, the islands predictably fell into the hands of thugs and precipitously decayed.”
Is this what is going to happen to Iraq and Afghanistan? Only time will tell. My opinion is we have put ourselves in tremendous debt and we have not made a friend we can trust.
Out enemies are sitting on the sidelines waiting for our armed services to go home. The wars were really our fault to begin with.
The enemy that had been wanting to kill us for a long time sent their sacrificial young men over to our country to learn how to fly our airliners and we, like dummies, obliged.
We did nothing about it but watch and wait, When three of the trained pilots bought tickets on three different airlines, we did nothing but watch and wait. The rest is our sorry history.
The main problems with our country have been our immigration policies. We are far too lenient for our own good. That goes for all our borders, especially the border to Mexico.
Our politicians have known about the abuse for years but refuse to come to grips with it. Our present administration is using it for political power.
Everyone they can make a citizen is another vote. They do not care how they got here. Do not ask, do not tell.
The people in power butter their own bread and they could care less about the good of the country. Just print more money!

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