From the Associated Press, via Gateway Pundit, comes a reminder of just who we are fighting in Afghanistan. Watch the video, especially on the right side where a line of children pass a security checkpoint on their way to school.
14 children between the ages of 8 and 10 were executed by the Taliban because they had the nerve to attend school.
My son is 8.
When people ask me the chances of my unit getting deployed again, I tell them it's not likely anytime soon, because we had such a long deployment last time. But as much as deployments are a hardship, I can't help but hope that the next tour will be in Afghanistan, where I can help keep diseased madmen like the Taliban from killing more children.
After struggling for a while, my son learned to read last year and now reads anything we will give him. These 14 kids were killed because they wanted to learn how to read. In the old west they 'died with their boots on', these kids died with their books in hand. Again from the AP-