By Harvey Tobkes

Bush talks
The next time a U.S. president, our commander-in-chief, tells us we are going to war because we must protect our homeland, freedom, democracy, and he tells us we cannot afford to fail.

Let’s ask of him this question: Can we afford to succeed?

Let’s take Afghanistan for example:

· Average life expectancy is 44 years.
· Terrorist violence and attacks are up 34% this year.
· Some 2.8 million Afghans are refugees in their own country
· Unemployment is 40% and rising.
· The government is dysfunctional

Hopefully, Obama and McCain know all this and will never make the same mistakes.

This posting was inspired by: Miami Herald article by Joseph L. Galloway

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