Practical solutions require less craziness
I have had enough with grievances.
Examples: On one side Donald J. Trump lost the election, period.
His achievements; tax cut for the wealthiest 1% and legitimizing hateful ideas and behavior.
He ain’t coming back till at least 2024. Sorry. Get over it.
Regarding Afghanistan, 20 years and billions of dollars is enough.
The mission was accomplished when the 9/11 nut job was executed.
Bringing democracy to Afghanistan is like teaching a pig to fly.
The Afghan army put up less resistance than a field hockey team. Goodbye, Kabul.
To the anti-science crowd, the Earth is round, and you need to mask your kids or keep them home. You are not a victim; you are misguided by opportunistic snake oil peddlers.
Last, the Schenectady police do a community outreach and get grief for their efforts.
While there is room for improvement in policing in the Electric City, the next time you have a crisis, who are you going to call — the police or the people that were shooting video of themselves deriding the police chief?
We know the answer to that question.
I have a great idea; let’s all start living in the real world with practical solutions to tough issues and stop listening to ideologues who are in the business of unrealistic craziness.
We don’t owe Afghan people anything more
We owe Afghans nothing. Joe Biden suggests we must harbor Afghan refugees because they helped us. I believe he has it just backwards; we helped them at great cost.
Since the late 19th century, Americans have gone overseas to fight many times, too many times.
We have sacrificed to oppose aggressions, remove despots and free oppressed people.
We have claimed no territory or treasure, but have spent trillions and lost thousands of our very best citizens.
After less than one year in Afghanistan, the Taliban and Al Qaeda were suppressed; our objective had been achieved.
We then attempted to create a democratic nation where no nation existed.
We became involved in a civil war where none of the combatants, or the people, share our values.
If the Afghans “working” with us were not fighting for their country, they were not patriots, but mercenaries.
In late 1776 when the American Revolution appeared to be lost, patriots like George Washington, Joseph Plumb Martin and James Monroe chose to stay and fight.
These Afghan refugees have turned their backs on the principles for which these patriots risked all.
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