One where one is not forced to wear a beard and enjoy the truly simple things in life, like waatching a Soccer game on TV with a few friends without worry of being whipped and jailed or worse. I have served in this AO and love the people. I have served in this AO and hate the Taliban. So as I gander at this report I can see the enemy is using less military grade eplosives and going towards ANFO and HMEs. Which could mean two things.
1) The enemy is low on military grade explosives either do to 8+ years of use (they were using them on each other long before we arrived) Or we have done a good job in findind the caches and destorying their ability to move large amoouts of resouces into the country.
2) The enemy is holding back on using military grade explosives for reason of their own. Like again stock pilling their weapons untill their are more US/NATO troops in country.
But in either case as one of these soldiers we are filled with a deep resolve to finish what we have started and give something greater back to the Afghan people. Our country is so quick to respond to deasters in other countries i.e Haiti. POTUS has stated you (Haiti) will not be forsaken. We are not at war with the Afghan people we are at war with the people who hurt and oppress them and supported the attackers of 9-11 by harboring/trainning them in the lawless areas of that country. Afghanistan should not be forsaken as had been before. We need to finish the job and give the fine people of Aghanistan the chance we have given so many others.
De Oppresso Liber (Free the Oppressed)