Now that the holiday is over we must refocus our attention on pressing matters. The jobless rate is still alarming but what is the real issue? War is clearly a problem. A tremendous amount of money and human resources have been drain by war. Billions of dollars have been lost along with number of precious lives killed and injured.
Afghanistan is a serious problem. The military has requested 40,000 additional troops. This will take months to deploy this huge number of combatants. There is considerable cost involved in this venture.
The interesting point to ponder is Afghanistan is the 20Th poorest nation in the world. The number of terrorist is reported to be just over 100. Their government doesn't' have strong systems of control. Why are we there?
The answer to this question based on my assessment is Afghanistan is on the Pakistan border. This government is also in question. The problem is, Pakistan has nuclear weapons and a soft government in which terrorist may take over. It is our mission to stop them. However, the true concerned is can diplomatic talks work? Who do we negotiate with to seek peace? War is not the real solution. I have not heard the peace question raised.Do we really need war?