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Americans should not be so accepting of the 'overlong' Afghan war

Apr 19, 2014 - Richard Miller ,Thermopolis


Why are there still more than 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan?

The case for invading Afghanistan was certainly stronger than the case for invading Iraq.

But surely the strongest military power on Earth, with help from several NATO allies, should have gotten that war at least basically won within eight years.

The fact that many thousands of U.S. troops have been there about five years too long is plenty bad enough. But there's something else even worse.

The typical American citizen accepts this obviously overlong stay without protest, apparently having blind faith in the wisdom and good intentions of our ethically-challenged leadership.

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