By Quentin Choy
The terrorist attack over the weekend that killed 13 U.S. service members in Kabul, Afghanistan is a clear example of why the U.S. must leave Afghanistan.
The oldest of those killed was just 31 years old, and all twelve others were younger than 25 years old.
President Biden eulogized the boys killed in a statement, saying:
“They were part of the bravest, most capable, and the most selfless military on the face of the Earth. And they were part of, simply, what I call the “backbone of America.” They’re the spine of America, the best the country has to offer.”President Biden on U.S. troops killed in the Kabul terror attack
The men who died were around my age and were only boys. Many were sent away to fight in a war in response to a terrorist attack that they weren’t even alive for.
This war has gone on for too long, and the continued presence of Americans in Afghanistan will only lead to further loss of life for both Americans and Afghans.
In response to the attack, President Joe Biden vowed retaliation, launching a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan which killed nine members of a single family including six children.
The youngest child killed was reportedly just 2 years old.
The Taliban responded in disapproval to the United States, saying that American had violated Afghanistan’s sovereignty.
Following so many years of Americans dying in Afghanistan with so few people speaking about it until now, it’s frustrating to see a real possibility of the U.S. deciding to stay in Afghanistan.
American men and women have died in Afghanistan for decades, and very few in media and government have spoken about it until a decision to leave was proposed.
The U.S. must leave, and it must leave soon to ensure that no more Americans die in a country we should have left so long ago.Follow WeTheCommoners Blog on WordPress.com