Thursday, April 19, 2012

And so it continues- Shortened per the editor's request

Afghan President Karzai demands that the United States pledge a minimum of $2 billion /year to support their military after we leave in 2014. U.S. officials were quoted as expecting to provide $4 billion. The amount will be finalized in Chicago in May. What Karzai wants is a firm commitment.
When Russia called it quits they took what remained of their marbles and went home. Their defeat among other things ended up breaking up the USSR as they were nearly bankrupt. In my opinion we are nearing that same situation.
Our country is operating with an annual deficit of $1.2 trillion. How can a responsible government continue to give vast sums away that we borrow from China?
I wonder how much we are continuing to give to Iraq after pulling out our forces. I would guess it is similar to what Karzai is demanding.
I have written many times about bringing our troops home, now I am asking to keep our money home as well.

Jack B. Walters
April 18, 2012

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