Yesterday President Obama went to Afghanistan to address the American people and signed an agreement outlining the U.S. role there after most NATO forces leave in 2014. “President Obama addresses the nation from Afghanistan after signing a historic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries — a future in which Afghans are responsible for the security of their nation, we build an equal partnership between two sovereign states, and a future in which the war ends, and a new chapter begins.” President Obama said, “Today, I signed an historic agreement between the United States and Afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries – a future in which Afghans are responsible for the security of their nation, and we build an equal partnership between two sovereign states; a future in which the war ends, and a new chapter begins.” Obama even admits they are negotiating with the terrorist Taliban for peace. “We are pursuing a negotiated peace. In coordination with the Afghan government, my Administration has been in direct discussions with the Taliban. We have made it clear that they can be a part of this future if they break with al Qaeda, renounce violence, and abide by Afghan laws. Many members of the Taliban – from foot soldiers to leaders – have indicated an interest in reconciliation. A path to peace is now set before them. Those who refuse to walk it will face strong Afghan Security Forces, backed by the United States and our allies.” This is the same group that killed at least 7 people with a car bomb just as President Obama was leaving. This past month in Afghanistan 33 US soldiers died in this war that is supposedly winding down. That is more than one a day, and makes April the bloodiest month in Afghanistan this year. Aren’t you surprised he failed to say anything about them? Tom Sileo of the Unknown Soldier Blog says, “war is the most serious, sobering reality for a country to face, and the national media, as well as many of us, are turning away.”
Another point worth mentioning; 69% of the deaths in Afghanistan have come in the last three years of this 10 year war, or since President Obama took charge.