President Trump ordered a MOAB bomb dropped on a suspected ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan. The media stated that the device killed around 34 militants. This device cost around six million dollars. That is a lot of taxpayer money to kill a few militants. The idea of getting more bang for the buck is lost on this adventure in warfare. The firing of cruise missiles to destroy military targets in Syria was another costly military venture that produced destruction of targets that were not worth the price of the final result.
We are now sending more American troops to the middle east to defeat ISIS. Once again those in power think we can defeat the enemies of America with military power as we forget about a past failure in Vietnam which we believed we could win the hearts and minds of those who we destroyed with our military might. America will be blamed for all of the misery that will be brought on those who we decide to destroy in order to save by bombing them into the stone age.
When we as human beings decide that we cannot have a world that is at peace and destroy all those who we see as enemies of our way of life at the same time. This is the sad history of the human race. In Vietnam we wanted to bomb the North Vietnamese into the stone age. We left that country with our collective tail between our legs. Will we as a country accept that war is the answer to all of our problems on the world stage. I think not. Once again we are on a slippery slope to disaster lest we forget, and we always do.