Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Leave Afghanistan NOW

Osama bin Laden's death could force President Barack Obama to change his strategy for ending the nearly decade-long Afghan war, including keeping tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan at least until 2014, according to some Western experts and officials.

The key rationale underpinning Obama's strategy — repeated in every major statement that the president or his lieutenants make on the war — is that the massive U.S. troop presence is required to stop the Taliban from retaking power in Afghanistan, which could allow al Qaida to use the country again as a sanctuary from which to attack the United States.

We went into Afghanistan to get Osama. (It turns out we didn't have to, because he was living among out Pakistani "allies".)

But, we got him. It's time to declare victory and go home.

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