If there is one group of people we should be asking about the Afghanistan war and the President’s speech last night, it’s the veterans who have already fought over there.

At least one journalist realized this, and so Jake Tapper of CNN asked some to share their views, which Tapper in turn shared on Twitter.

The Afghanistan War has been a long-fought one, and at times is has been disheartening to see setbacks in terms of strategy and in terms of the treatment and respect our troops get.

However, many of the messages posted show that, despite tough losses, many of the troops and their families have felt the sacrifice has been and will be worth it, assuming there is good leadership.

Do we have that leadership? Those who responded to Tapper seem to think so.