In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare

"Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close." (Sun Tzu)

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." (Mark Twain)

Sun Tzu, who lived from 500 to 320 BC, wrote his sophisticated treatise on philosophy, logistics, espionage, strategy and tactics known as The Art of War. Those of our world's senior military men who have been successful in their dismal profession know this to be true.

Those who have ignored this ancient wisdom are called losers by the rest of our world.
President Obama: Please listen to this advice from these masters of ancient wisdom, and resolve to bring our war in Afghanistan to a speedy conclusion, before our great nation becomes totally bankrupt!