The Karzai government asked the United States to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond Obama’s July 2011 timeline. I know that the Democrats and Republicans all have their own ideas why we should be there and why we should not be there.
As an American kid it is my opinion that Afghans request to keep troops in Afghanistan is a good idea for a simple reason. By having troops in Afghanistan we can better keep our eyes on the crappie terrorist to prevent actions such as them shipping bombs to the United States. If there is a terrorist attack or threatened attack close to Afghanistan or some other nearby country we can be quick to eliminate the scum or defend .
During World War II when we raided the beaches in Normandy almost 1,500 American soldiers lost their life on D-Day and over another 5,000 American solders were wounded. I wouldn’t want to see this type of slaughter ever happen again on a single day like it did then and on D-Day or 9/11 when terrorist attacked America. I know that Normandy is not the same type of war as it is in Afghanistan but when I think of how easy it is for our troops to be killed when we are not prepared this bothers me.
A disadvantage of keeping troops in Afghanistan could be if an attack happened in the USA or very close we will have a lot less troops near by. Even so, we now have troops stationed overseas in over 150 different countries.
For these reasons I hope our president will allow a few of our troops to stay in Afghanistan instead of having all of our troops come home.