Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day 80 Dad

President Obama gave his speech on the end of combat operations in Iraq. He said some good things but I told Lisa it doesn't appear that his heart is in these foreign operations. He also eluded to his domestic agenda while I wanted to hear about foreign policy.

In the last 4 days 22 Americans have lost their lives in Afghanistan. 22 young men who are not coming home to be with their families. This is what I need to hear what are we going to do to ensure the safety of them and what are we going to do so that their sacrifice need not be in vain. We need to have a clear and concise mission and execute it. The former president Bush was excoriated for the lack of planning and a mission in Afghanistan, now what do we have? It seems more of the same. Hopefully Gen Petraeus can formulate and initiate such a plan.

May the world remember what so many Americans have done for good in the world, what sacrifices were made to bring freedom to people they don't even know. May those in our own country know the price of freedom and appreciate what has been given to them and protected for them.

You are superman Zach, you are my hero and I love you so very much!

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