Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Old Lyrics On Peace, War and Freedom

"How many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died? "

"Blowin In The Wind"
Bob Dylan, 1963

Is America helping her see where she's walking?

More sad news from Afghanistan today:

"The latest deaths bring to 55 the total number of U.S. troops killed in October in Afghanistan, according to the Associated Press tally. Fighting previously spiked around the presidential vote in August, when 51 U.S. soldiers died."
The Huffington Post.

A high ranking dedicated military official, Michael Hoh has had second thoughts about American military strategy in Afghanistan.

"If the United States is to remain in Afghanistan, Hoh said, he would advise a reduction in combat forces...While the Taliban is a malign presence, and Pakistan-based al-Qaeda needs to be confronted," he said, "the United States is asking its troops to die in Afghanistan for what is essentially a far-off civil war."

"We want to have some kind of governance there, and we have some obligation for it not to be a bloodbath," Hoh said. "But you have to draw the line somewhere, and say this is their problem to solve." The Washington Post.

"When will they ever learn?"

"Where Have All The Flowers Gone" Pete Seeger, 1961.

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