Why we're fighting....
For those who wonder why we are still in Afghanistan it's to ensure the villages filled with honorable people, like this village that saved the life of a Navy SEAL, don't fall victim to the Taliban once again.
I'm surprised after the recent attacks against our brethren in London that people are forgetting these words: "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". If you are sure where they came from; they're from the United States of America's Declaration of Independence (full version here).
Maybe I'm reading too much into it; however I feel that all people regardless of their geographical location are entitled to these rights. War isn't pretty, it never has been. Unless we win the war on terror and spread democracy world wide we will never be able to return to our way of life prior to September 11th, 2001. I am thankful everyday that we have an administration in office with the same view and the gumption to continue the spread of democracy.
It's only been eight days since we celebrated our Independence, shouldn't everyone have the opportunity to do the same?
Hat Tip: INDC Journal