I’m exceedingly disappointed in President Obama’s decision to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. I’ve had a sinking feeling for many weeks that his decision regarding this war would be something along these lines. As Nicholas Kristof writes in his December 2 column in the New York Times,
For the cost of deploying one soldier for one year, it is possible to build about 20 schools.
Someone should have given our President Greg Mortenson’s book, Three Cups of Tea, to read. Our nation’s ongoing commitment to war instead of peace will have harmful repercussions for generations to come. I strongly encourage you to read Mr. Kristof’s column here.