MAMAs know that “pulling out doesn’t always work,” or some of us wouldn’t be moms, right? Okay, that said, the President is proposing withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan beginning in July 2011 and ending in 2014. We’re not debating whether or not we should have done it…we’re already in. Now what? Whether or not we will pull out all the way and when exactly that will happen is still up for debate. There are some folks that just get excited thinking about the act itself…let’s not pretend that there isn’t a lot of testosterone and pride involved in performing. But, some just get lured in because they want to be close and make a stronger connection. Either way, we MAMAs know that there are consequences for poking around in foreign territory. It can be messy and embarrassing and it will change the relationship forever. Sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse.
The net net of our involvement in Afghanistan remains to be seen…we can hope for the best…that we help the country become a transportation corridor and improve relations with Pakistan, because we are now married to making that relationship work – yep, til death due us part and all that. So, our advice to our kids is…be careful who you trust and use protection at all times, so you don’t end up regretting your choices. MAMAS, will there ever be a way to “make love, not war” in this war torn region? We’d love to hear your opinion.