Reality in Afghanistan


af_150By Steve Clemons – Americans don’t feel directly the financial costs of the war, … don’t pay a direct tax to support the more than $100 billion a year effort, and the US still has a volunteer army — so the impact that might have been felt by society from a large scale draft is not there. America is engaged in big time, significant, long wars with a light footprint on the American psyche. … We need to see more of what is happening in Afghanistan. We need to pay for wars we engage in — not just leave the debts … to the next generation, … feel the real sacrifices involved with what has become for too many a casual game.



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