United States and People

Topics: United States, Al-Qaeda, Taliban Pages: 2 (585 words) Published: December 15, 2011

The war in Afghanistan has been going on for 10 years and is still going on today. This war has been going on for to long and is being fought for the wrong reason. In the beginning the war was fought to get rid of the terrorist groups in Afghanistan and to stop the training of Al Qaeda. Now in Afghanistan the reason of fighting is to get rid of the Taliban. The United states should not be in Afghanistan for this long. It has been to long and to many soldiers have lost their lives. Maybe the United States can get rid of Taliban member, but why keep fighting if it has taken ten years and it will take many more to stop violence in this region. This war is now affecting people around my age now because family members are in the war and now friends of kids my age will be going into this war.

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing”-Edmund Burke

“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertion of better man than himself.”- John Stuart Mill

The movie “Restrepo” does not support the first quote but does support the second quote. It does not support the first quote because in the movie when they were in the Korengal Valley one group called Chosen Company tried taking over a region and they stayed in one spot and didn't do to much and they lost troops and had many get injured. If they did something then they wouldn't have lost soldiers and have soldiers get injured. The second quote is supported because war is an ugly thing and “Restrepo” shows it is ugly but it also show how these men are the “better” men that will fight for the safety of others and they are willing to fight.

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