Read this and try not to cry. A 40 year old soldier died in Afghanistan yesterday. He fought in Ramadi and Fallujah from August 2004 to March 2005, and went back to Fallujah from September 2006 to April 2007.

Then he came back and ran for Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District in 2008. But lost the Democratic primary.

He just recently was deployed to Afghanistan.

His wife is expecting twins.

And I don't feel a damn bit "safer" knowing we're continuing to fight a war in a country that brought both Alexander the Great AND the Soviet Union to their knees.

Enough of this bloodshed. Enough of fighting endless wars with no winnable solution.

Enough families who have to deal with the fact that their husband, father, son (or wife, mother, daughter) is taken from them. All in the name of "freedom."

I'm fucking free enough without needing anyone else to have to suffer.

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