“The uninformed and/or apathetic American picks up on this. No longer are politicians who deny due process or advocate Constitutional violations even challenged. Now they stand on debate stages smiling at press moderators who have no problem with their radicalism and even, in the case of late-term abortion, embrace it.”
(Bill O’Reilly) Many Americans, including this one, are perplexed by some disturbing opinions being put forth in this country.
Let’s start with a recent Gallup Poll that says 43 percent of Americans, including 52 percent of democrats, believe it was a mistake to send U.S. troops to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terror attack.If you remember, the mass murder was enabled inside Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden and his outlaw al Qaeda militants were based. The terrorists trained on Afghan soil and were protected by the Taliban government.
After the 9/11 murder, President George W. Bush demanded the Taliban arrest bin Laden and hand him over for prosecution under threat of U.S. and NATO invasion, which is exactly what happened after the Taliban refused to take action against al Qaeda.
Subsequently, Afghanistan has been an ongoing problem and fair-minded people can debate the policy there. But to say troops should not have removed the criminal Taliban in the first place, is absolutely irresponsible.