Sunday, November 14, 2010

Insulting our heroes - Constitutional Emergency

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The Unknown Soldiers

Image courtesy: Sgt. 1st Class Said Nasir Hashimi
Five coalition troops have been killed so far on Sunday, according to
, in the fight against insurgents and terrorists in Afghanistan. In an interview with
The Washington Post
published the same day,
this is how
Afghan President Hamid Karzai thanked the men and women of our allied forces for their sacrifices to combat the evil threatening his land and the world.
"The time has come to reduce military operations," Karzai said. "The time has come to reduce the presence of, you know, boots in Afghanistan . . . to reduce the intrusiveness into the daily Afghan life."
If you are a regular or even occasional reader of
The Unknown Soldiers
, you know that I rarely write about politics, as I strongly believe the subject is a distraction from the heroism of our men and women on the battlefield. Yet when a world leader, especially representing the very nation for which over one thousand Americans have died to liberate, it is impossible to sit on the sidelines.
How dare President Karzai refer to our troops, who help build schools, roads, and hospitals, not
to mention confront the terrorists killing and maiming innocent civilians, as intrusive to Afghans. If American Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen are displaying 'intrusiveness,' what does he think
of the brutal militants planting bombs in villages, oppressing women, and using children as human shields?
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