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Post Letter to the Editor - Sep 13 2011
by Post Editor : letters@portervillepost.com

Dear Editor, My heart goes out to the family of Douglas Jeffries who was killed in Afghanistan. I know their hurt for I have lost two children of my own. I can understand young Jeffries wanting to better himself by joining the military since there was no other obvious alternative. I did the same at age 16 in 1947. It worked out differently for me and it saddens me for his fate.

I would like for Connie Owens and the majority of Americans who make a similar statement, "He gave his life for his country" that this is not true! He died for a bunch of heathens who do not understand democracy or even want it. They have demonstrated this for centuries! On 09-11-2011, 80 of our young troops were injured by an IED in Afghanistan. They are dying for the unconstitutional acts of two idiot presidents and a bunch of cowards in Congress who won't stop it. We have 100,000 troops who are fighting a few hundred Taliban insurgents. Only the politicians and Generals will tell you that we are winning!

The Soviets could not win their nine year war in Afghanistan. Toward the end of that war America helped Osama Ben Laden by furnishing arms and financial aid. When the Soviets pulled out OBL turned those arms on America! We have outlasted the Soviets who were smarter than the US is and left. We are now suffering more casualties than we did in the early years of this war. This war is no different than my lifetime war on rats, mice, gophers and ground squirrels. I can put out poison, traps and shoot some but after years the signs are that at best, it is a break even situation as they are still there in force!

The September, 2011 VFW Magazine gave a 10 year report on the Afghanistan war. Here are some of the highlights:

Total US deaths are 1639, as of July 5, 2011 including 499 in 2010 alone. (More have committed suicide than have been killed in action.)

$40 billion in foreign aid paid for by the taxpayers for various reconstruction projects. (How about our own reconstruction projects like our failing bridges and highways?) The U.S. Has helped to build or renovate 680 schools and train more than 15 000 teachers since 2004.

U.N. figures show a steady increase in Taliban attacks on schools from 98 in 2005 to 610 in 2009. (We build them and they destroy them!)

Cell phone users have skyrocketed from 50,000 in 2002 to more than 19 million in 2009. (I wonder how many of these were used as triggering devises for IEDs?)

A Sunday Times article has dubbed the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as the "Three Trillion Dollar War." What a waste of life and money!

BTW, if you think that a Seal Team killed Osama Ben Laden in May, 2011 in his "mansion" then you still believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny!

If young Jeffries had been deployed to our Southern Border then we could have said that he was truly serving his country.

I pray for our troops every day and will continue to do so. I hold the Congress, the president and the military hierarchy in contempt for continuing this carnage and insanity! John McCain and some others have never seen a war they didn't like.

Thank You Very Much ... Bob Inabinette bobeye@hughes.net from Springville, CA.

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