US Troops To Remain In Afghanistan
Today, a huge decision was made that will affect thousands of Americans who never get to see their loved ones.
That’s right, X-Files is back, baby!
Fans of the X-Files never get to see their loved ones, because unlike Scully and Mulder, they are definitely alone.
But more importantly, also after a decade of being out of the public eye, today, the war in Afghanistan was renewed for its final season(s).
Like anything that’s been going on for 14 years, a lot has changed in the war. So for those of you who haven’t been paying attention, here’s a quick update…
Well, for example, the role of “Why the fuck are we still in Afghanistan?” is now being played by a black dude!
That’s pretty progressive! And if things stay on the same path, eventually that role may be played by a woman…
Or the ‘War In Afghanistan’ could go in a whole different, Aunt Viv: Fresh Prince of Bel-Air direction by replacing one of the main characters with someone who kind of acts the same way as the original character but looks a little bit different.
Instead of cutting the number of troops in Afghanistan by half, President Obama announced that all 9,800 troops will remain there until at least the end of 2015. The decision was made after newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made his first trip to the White House to request President Obama slow the withdrawal of American troops.
You have to admit, President Ghani is making some serious moves, and he’s only been on the job for 6 months!
6 months and he’s already making deals with President Obama?! That’s impressive! Whenever I start a new job, it takes me at least 7 months just to build up enough courage to ask if the snacks in the kitchen are for everyone.
Despite the slow down, President Obama is standing by his belief that the war will be over by the time he leaves office.
Now since the “US Combat role” in Afghanistan ended last year, the troops staying in Afghanistan will help Afghan soldiers with whatever they need defend themselves against insurgents.
Wait a second. It sounds great to help protect innocent people, but is this all really setup to protect Afghan soldiers? Or is it just one big training course to teach soldiers how to help people without combat? Being prepped for their big welcome home, when they're thanked for all of their sacrifices with a brand new job as a greeter at Walmart?