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Country how would you like to be Jen Frazier.
Jin sun staff sergeant Jacob -- Frazier was killed in Afghanistan.
In march of 2003.
When his convoy was ambushed.
Jim I wish I had -- under different circumstances.
But these are the circumstances were dealt what did you make.
Well needless to say.
Did get angered me.
And it angered the other moms and dads and and wives who have all lost loved ones.
You know our our young men and women went into Afghanistan.
Over ten years ago.
Putting forth the finest effort.
Some sort of continuity in that country.
And -- what is Karzai doing today he's seems to be undermining.
I don't want my son's legacy.
To be Karzai's failure.
Deal remember you're you're.
The son Jacob -- when he went in.
That back in those days the argument was that Afghanistan -- -- Taliban and the bad guys were hiding out in setting up shop there we were gonna smoke him out we're gonna get -- -- and that was that that was the -- and your son thanks to his brave efforts and others like him.
Succeeded in doing that and taming.
These these rogue elements.
Now it seems to be Karzai.
Wants to make a deal with those rogue elements and keep them from doing any harm -- to him.
Or to the government in power -- Make -- What a slap in the face what a slap in the face two.
Who are still there today.
What a slap in the face my son and all the other suns that a man killed there.
For -- -- actually had the opportunity to speak with him when he was in Chicago one time very briefly.
And and I said President Karzai.
Are we gonna see a democratic or some form of democratic government.
In your country.
This was about a year after my son was killed -- and I don't want him dying in -- And he promised me he said oh yes.
We will build.
A democracy we will build the country.
I don't see that happening at all.
So -- what -- you have the Ralph Peters who was just saying.
Is he is essentially.
Bribed his way to those elections -- bought those -- That I think the last election sadly.
-- Our country we should we should have found an alternative to -- -- Yeah I don't even know if there was one.
Even in the last election that he seemed already to be selling us out.
-- -- Did your son at the time and I don't wanna -- -- wounds and if I -- you there's somebody to shut up but.
The argument was that we we're gonna make quick work of it in Afghanistan and thanks to your son's -- efforts and others like him.
We really did.
Wiped out one.
Get -- Talabani and al-Qaeda hornet's nest after another and then we just got bogged down.
Absolutely do you think we should have left a long time ago.
Well I think we should have done one or two things we should have either continue down the original mission.
And -- -- so many rules of engagement that are our war fighters are stuck with today.
You know back when we won an -- in 2002.
-- 2003 when my son was there the rules of engagement were totally different.
These these -- these young men and women who are walking down -- road and cannot fire.
And individuals that they know are trying to -- around until somebody shoots it down.
They're putting targets on our our young men and women's backs.
We're too restricted in what we can do that.
I'll tell -- my son was AJ tech.
His -- was to call in close air support while he was embedded with.
Twelve man team -- green -- -- If it was up to him when they saw.
Fire coming out of a village they would level the village.
Today -- can't do that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- it's it's very it's very frustrating for.
Those of us who.
You know watched our our children make the ultimate sacrifice.
And then come to a frustrating end.
And I I'm I'm very fortunate guy if you don't mind I'll tell you what I do for a living.
My life change after my son was killed and I am now the survivor outreach services coordinator for northern Illinois.
My job is to work with the families who have lost loved ones.
And believe me mail that.
The stories of frustration are are there every day.
Jim you do your country for your son for.
-- sort of do these latest remarks thank you sir.
I do my best.
And then some.
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