American Soldiers Depressed, Troop Morale Low
American soldiers in Afghanistan are depressed and deeply disillusioned, according to chaplains of two US battalions. Many feel that they are risking their lives, colleagues have died and an Afghan population that does nothing to help them.
You have to ask why? We have a president that wants to spend more time playing basketball, than he does trying to help general in battle. The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan has recommended an increase of 40,000 troops as the minimum necessary to prevail. When General Stanley McChrystal interview aired stating that more troops were needed, Obama moved to stop McChrystal, from publicly challenging policy. There are now more than 100,000 Western troops serving in Afghanistan, of whom 65,000 are U.S. troops.
This video of Obama playing basketball appears. I know this could his way of coping stress, but to have photos framed and signed does not seem like Obama was relieving stress here, he was getting his hoops on. You see Press Secretary Gibbs proudly talking about the game. Meanwhile On Thursday, 17 people died and 76 were wounded in the Afghan capital’s center when a large bomb exploded outside the Indian Embassy. The attack was the latest in a series on diplomatic and government buildings in Kabul. Soldiers are angry about being in Afghanistan, depressed, want to get back with their families, tired, strained and confused. TROOP MORALE IS DOWN and they cannot say anything about it.
After eight full years of occupation, the exit strategy remains as elusive as ever. Death tolls are on the rise. Obama can’t give more than 25 minutes to meet with General Stanley McChrystal in charge of the troops in Afghanistan, and that’s to dress him down for alleged insubordination. They saw the so-called commander-in-chief fly to Copenhagen to make the case for an Olympics designed to make his crooked Chicago cronies rich beyond their wildest dreams. They watch the so-called commander-in-chief take his wife on one high-profile taxpayer-financed date after another. They see the so-called President stage phony photo-ops organized by the campaign wing to drum up support for government-run health care. While troops are watching fellow troops die, they watch the so-called commander-in-chief run to The Late Show With David Letterman, and you wonder why morale is down.
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