Giffords wants to escalate Afghanistan war. What do you think?

October 22, 2009 at 11:46 am Leave a comment

From Tuesday’s Arizona Daily Star, a response to my congresswoman Giffords’ argument for escalating the Afghanistan war.

Justifying war

Re: the Oct. 12 guest opinion “Afghanistan war was worth fighting in 2001, still is today” by Gabrielle Giffords.

When we talk about a war being worth fighting, very rarely is it mentioned what exactly it will cost. It will cost American troops’ lives. It will cost many injuries. It will cost many soldiers their mental health or other recurring physical issues from injuries sustained while fighting.

Is it really worth so many American lives and so much money during our recession? If so, then how many American lives, how many wounded and how many trillions of dollars? This should be clearly stated before any escalation.

Abie Morales

UA grad student, Tucson

via Letters to the editor | www.azstarnet.com ®.

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