Posted on : 9/04/2012 07:00:00 AM | By : Dann | In : Afghanistan , individual freedom , War on Terror
And why we should not leave the war until it is won.
Insurgents beheaded 17 civilians in a Taliban-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, apparently because they attended a dance party that flouted the extreme brand of Islam embraced by the militants, officials said Monday.
The victims were part of a large group that had gathered late Sunday in Helmand province's Musa Qala district for a celebration involving music and dancing, said district government chief Neyamatullah Khan. He said the Taliban slaughtered them to show their disapproval of the event.
The last time we prematurely abandoned as war, over two million innocent civilians were slaughtered in southeast Asia by communists. How many innocent Afghans, Persians, and Arabs will die if we abandon the Middle East to intolerant Islamic extremists that seek to rule that part of the world?
Aren't those innocent civilians worth saving? Or are we a "I've got mine, Jack" nation when it comes to individual freedom?