Every Sunday morning I watch Christiane Amanpour on ABC for lots of reasons. But at the end of her show she has a segment called "In Memoriam." Ever since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan started, ABC has included this segment on this program. Each week they list the names, rank, age and place of birth of the soldiers who have been killed with the words, "We remember all those who have sacrificed their lives. The Pentagon this week released the names of X number of soldiers killed in Iraq or Afghanistan." And this week it was 17!! For 10 years now I have been watching list after list, name after name, place after place in America of our bravest making THEIR sacrifice. I am of the belief that GW got "sucker" punched into starting these wars with the "express" purpose of the Terrorists to bankrupt us! In the long run THEY must have known that the knee jerk outrage over 9/11 would not only cause us to take some form of military action, but they would make sure it was a "long term" military action that would be very costly in both lives and money for America! (and it would drain our military strength in multiple deployments having to be undertaken!) All this while the American people as a whole have been asked to sacrifice very little. The FIRST time in American History wars are conducted without a way to PAY for them. Corruption and ineptitude commonplace in addressing the "re-building" of these nations. My "questions" are simply -- 1) how long are the American people going to put up with seeing our nation sacrificing our most precious resource (our young) for a war(s) that has lost its way? 2) Are you as fed up as I am with whatever political posturing keeps taking place to keep these wars going 10 years after 9/11? 3) How do you perceive we would be ABLE to respond militarily (troops on the ground) if the nation were actually threatened?