Letter - Afghanistan - our next Vietnam?Fifty-eight-thousand troops died in Vietnam, in a war we had no business being in. It wasn’t our fight.
To the editor:
Fifty-eight-thousand troops died in Vietnam, in a war we had no business being in. It wasn’t our fight. It was a civil war between North Vietnam and South Vietnam. What business was that of ours?
Now we are in Afghanistan, fighting another war that is not our fight.
The Russians tried to bring Communism to Afghanistan and failed after they were chased out. Now we are trying to chase out the Taliban. The Taliban is a very evil part of Islam, but it’s not up to us to stop them.
We can supply weapons to help arm the Afghan people and let them fight their own war. Why should we send our sons and daughters to do the fighting and die for them?
Afghanistan has nothing to offer us except drugs. Growing poppies for opium production is their main source of income. Why should we support them by fighting their war?
Afghans have been fighting between themselves for hundreds of years. Are we going to be able to stop the fighting now? I don’t think so.
It would be great if we could rid the world of all the evil forces that dominate so much of the world. Groups like the Taliban, al Qaida, and the forces that are causing the death of millions of people in the name of “ethnic cleansing” will be stopped, but not by us.
Jesus Christ will return one day and He is “The one to which every knee shall bow.” As the Bible tells us, He will bring those people to their knees and they too will answer to God Almighty and be brought to His justice.