I want the troops home as much as everyone else. We are not the world police. However we are in a catch 22 where if we do bring home our troops, they will be jobless. It is not black and white. It is a very dingy and ugly shade of grey.
Here is a couple quotes:
“In the last 60 days, as many as 8,900 Army National Guard soldiers were either sent home early from Iraq or Afghanistan, or were told that the Pentagon’s plans to send them to war had either been shelved or changed. As a result, U.S. military and Guard leaders have been scrambling to find alternative missions for many of the soldiers…”
“In the coming weeks, as America works to extricate itself from two wars, the U.S. will pull the remaining 18,000 troops out of Iraq, and withdraw 10,000 forces from Afghanistan. Another 23,000 or more will come out of Afghanistan by next fall.”