Knights who are warriors never have shining armor. Parade day warriors are not heroes. Its the dirty knights who fight.

The world is far beyond needing a knight in shining armor. We need the knight with the battered, gouged and dented armor.

Send forth the knight who has seen defeat, and the crushing sorrow of loss - that broken knight who took his dirty, dented armor back into battle again after healing from defeat - just to carve out impossible victory. I want a knicked sword, polished to a sheen, but everything else needs the worn patina of battle-crush and scratches from the fight.

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Accelerated Withdraw from Afghanistan War. Not soon enough. Here is the war clock as of January 11, 2013

My comments on our 'accelerated withdraw from Afghanistan':

Immediately is not soon enough.
Soldiers Lost: 2,083...
Soldiers Wounded: 23,500+...
Taxpayer Cost: $601780133410 ...
Years Lost: 11 Years 3 months 4 days
BENEFIT TO AMERICA = NOTHING after we defeated the Taliban 10 years ago.