Ever hear the saying that those who fail to learn from history are bound to repeat it?
The Soviet Union sent troops into Afghanistan in 1979 and after 10 years of little gain, they had the wisdom to withdraw their troops.
The same year the Soviets withdrew, President George W. Bush sent US troops into Afghanistan, believing that America could do what the Soviets couldn’t in 10 years.
Nineteen years later, US troops are still fighting and dying in Afghanistan and the nation is still not secured.
After receiving a lot of criticism for his wanting to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and Syria, President Trump said that it is time to stop these endless wars and bring our troops home.
Breitbart – Donald Trump: ‘We’ve Got to Get Out of These Endless Wars’ – President Donald Trump detailed his position Sunday on withdrawing troops United States from Afghanistan and Syria.
“We’ve been there for 19 years, almost, we are fighting very well. We’re fighting harder than ever before. I think they’re tired and, I think everybody’s tired,” Trump said. “We got to get out of these endless wars and bring our folks back home.”
The president discussed the issue with CBS anchor Margeret Brennan in an interview on Sunday.
Trump added that if pockets of terrorists emerged in Afghanistan and Syria, he would have no problem sending the military back to destroy them.
“We’ll come back if we have to. We have very fast airplanes, we have very good cargo planes. We can come back very quickly,” he said.
Trump argued against keeping armies on the ground in Afghanistan to fight terrorists…
I agree wholeheartedly with Trump that it’s time to bring our troops home and get out of these endless wars.
The tribes and ethnic groups throughout the Middle East have been warring against each other for centuries and there is really nothing the United States or Russia can do end that centuries old feuds.
Besides, America is being invaded by thousands of illegal aliens, among whom are violent gang members and criminals as well as possible terrorists.
Since it is already costing us taxpayers $165 BILLION a year for the illegal aliens already here, why not bring our troops home and have them protect America for a change?
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