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Friday, October 28, 2016

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In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 photo, Afghan Army soldiers aim their guns during a training exercise at a military facility on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Washington promised Saturday to stick by Afghanistan and its nascent national security forces after 2014 and the end to the international combat mission, even though the two countries are still squabbling over an agreement that would protect from prosecution a residual force of as many as 10,000 U.S. troops who would stay behind after the final withdrawal. But the deal allows either country to opt out with a one year’s notice which means that Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s successor in next year’s presidential elections could scuttle the agreement which emphasizes free, fair and transparent polls. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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  • RobertCHastings

    Why in the name of common sense and reason we continue to deal with a corrupt Karzai administration that we can truat no farther than we can throw seems to me as stupid as the war itself. Many Americans have been killed and billions wasted in a country any reasonable person knows will revert to its pre-war status as a class-1 haven for terrorists, because, once we pull out, the Taliban will not have to fight their way back in, they will be INVITED back in by a country that will well its soul to the highest bidder.

    • You’re exactly right, my friend. Dealing with Middle Easterners and Near Easterners is like a love/hate relationship. They love you today, but tomorrow, you’ll be dodging bullets and grenade launchers. Look at Benghazi. America aided the rebels to take over Libya in the Arab Spring Movement, then as soon as an opportunity presented itself, they attacked the American consulate and kils Americans. Sheesh, where is the love, man?

      • RobertCHastings

        Those who attacked the consulate in Benghazi were not among those we helped take back their country from Khadafi. However, because they have been unable, as yet, to establish a strong central government, the Libyans are largely ineffective in restricting the movements of extremist groups within their own borders, thus the ease with which the attack was carried out.

  • CPAinNewYork

    The Afghans are an ignorant, medieval tribal race that is best known for being fierce fighters. We should not have anything to do with them.

    As far as I can see, they have nothing that we want or need.