'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Monday, July 09, 2012

Senseless Waste

The pledge made by a different commander to his troops long ago haunts me:

"I will not waste you."

Waste - tragic, senseless waste - of America's best and brightest is exactly what headlines coming out of Afghanistan screams these days.

The latest:

All six troops killed in a weekend roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan were Americans, NATO confirmed Monday.

Why were these sons of American families sacrificed?

Ostensibly so that we could leave the battlefield some day with honor.  Or something.

My God.