help vet ad

Pull out early?

Just when you think that nothing can get any dumber–you’re proven wrong. Defense Secretary Gates suggested today that some of our forces that were a part of the surge into Afghanistan could leave the country before the President’s announced July 2011 withdrawal-begin-date. Gates gave no specifics saying that it would be dependent on conditions. While our troops are doing wonderfully in Afghanistan there is so much to do it is beyond belief. We sent fewer troops in the surge than the commander on the ground wanted, they’re staying for an altogether insufficient amount of time to accomplish anything of lasting significance, and now the SecDef is suggesting that we may start pulling them out early. This is, well, dumb.

Join the discussion

Further reading

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for June

Troops, your viewing assignment for June is to watch the short film The Elevator. A short comedy film by Greg Glienna, the creator of Meet the...

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for May

Troops, your viewing assignment for the month of May is to watch the short film The Life of Death. After you watch the film, email your thoughts and...

blog soldier sanding in front of american flag

Movie of the Month for April

Troops, your viewing assignment for April is to watch the coming-of-age short film Forever Tonight. Indian-American teen Lekha sneaks out of the...

Get Denny's Newsletter

Receive news and updates from Denny