America is Left Holding the Afghanistan War Bag
NATO countries pledge bits of troops
Why is it America is always left holding the bag in times of war? NATO wants our protection and military might when one of them becomes involved in a war, yet, when the US enters into a war that they benefit from, they provide nothing but token troops.
This happened in Vietnam. Now, in Afghanistan America is upping the ante with another 30,000 troops, making it a total of 100,000 by next year (by the way, President Johnson did exactly the same thing in the Vietnam war after listening to his advisers. The Soviets did this also in the 80's in Afghanistan also).
What does NATO contribute?
- Albania-85 (250)
- Czech - 480 (480)
- France - 0 (3100)
- Georgia - 1000 (1)
- Italy - 1000 (2800)
- Montenegro - 40 (0)
- Poland - 600 (1910)
- Macedonia - 80 (165)
- Slovakia - 250 (245)
- South Korea - 500 (0)
- Spain - 200 (1000)
- UK - 1200 (9000)
- Germany (4500)
Amusing, huh? Talk about driblets of troops. The number in ( ) are those present now. When compared to 100,000 US troops, obviously it is an American war for the benefit of the world. Out blood and expense. Consider it a donation to goodwill. Germany is at odds because of the mishap that killed 20 innocent afghans involving their troops.
Of the NATO countries, only the UK really has stepped up the plate in my opinion. It is in that country where the anti-war protests are the biggest. Both France, Germany and Spain should each contribute 10,000, after all, they know al-Qaeda, too.LOL.
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