Lake Elsinore City Council members share heartfelt comments about Afghanistan crisis

Lake Elsinore City Council Member and former Marine Brian Tisdale joins his colleagues in the Pledge of Allegiance at the Aug. 24 meeting. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Lake Elsinore City Council members end each meeting with announcements about upcoming events in their individual districts, congratulatory statements to their constituents and provide updates on city matters. Things took a somber turn at the most recent meeting when several made personal comments about the current crisis in Afghanistan that affects its citizens and American troops.“I retired from the Marine Corps in 2002, before we went into Afghanistan. But the purpose for going into Afghanistan was because somebody launched an attack on us that killed up to 3,000 Americans. I try not to put down the administration or bad-mouth the administration; it’s not my practice because as a Marine, my commander in chief is elected by the people and as a Marine we support the commander in ch
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