Anyone notice the strange silence of the Anti-War movement? Why aren't the so called artists creating new songs and calling for our troops to come home? Why isn't there marches on the White House? WHY doesn't Obama either give our SERVICE MEMBERS everything they need immediately or Bring the Boys Home? This is a song from my youth. How much BLOOD is on Obama's hands for failing to give our troops what they need? Did you see the resignation of Matthew Hoh?
Via: ABC News:
A key U.S. official in Afghanistan has resigned in protest over U.S. policy in the war-torn region, as the Obama administration deliberates its future strategy there.
Matthew Hoh, 36, a senior foreign service officer, wrote a four-page letter to Ambassador Nancy Powell, director general of the foreign service at the State Department, to express his “doubts and reservations about our current strategy and planned future strategy,” as first reported by the Washington Post today.
“To put simply, I fail to see the value or the worth in the continued U.S. casualties or expenditures of resources in support of the Afghan government in what is, truly, a 35-year-old civil war,” the former Marine wrote in the emotional letter.
Hoh spent six years in Iraq, where he served as a Marine Corps captain and then as a civilian for the Department of Defense.
Hoh told the Washington Post he decided to speak out publicly because “I want people in Iowa, people in Arkansas, people in Arizona, to call their congressman and say, ‘Listen, I don’t think this is right.’”
The U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, Karl W. Eikenberry, and Richard Holbrooke, the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, apparently tried to talk Hoh out of resigning. The latter even offered him a job but Hoh declined, according to the Post.