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If any administration could succeed in all the negotiations with all the contentious parties envisioned in this proposal... we could simply retire the Nobel Peace Prize, as we would never need it again.

Jim Hess

Irvine, CA

Oct 26 2009 - 12:05am

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When a woman is being raped, the only responsible withdrawal is an immediate withdrawal.

Of course, she has already been raped, but that is history.

Alvin Hofer

St. Petersburg, FL

Oct 23 2009 - 4:05pm

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The whole article, beginning with the title, is wrong!

We should not be thinking how to get out of Afghanistan, we should be thinking how to win the war on terror in order to secure peace and prosperity in our country!

Let's forget our political differences and unite behind our troops and help them win against the terrorists on their soil and prevent them from coming to our country and creating one more 9/11!

Mitko Pitko

Redondo Beach, CA

Oct 22 2009 - 11:10pm

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With a " responsible withdrawal," how do we protect he little girls from the Taliban's battery acid in the eyes as a punishment for going to school? Do they get abandoned?

When I got my degrees in history and foreign policy, the "first rule to remember" was: "You cannot get through diplomacy what you are unwilling or unable to enforce on the battlefield."

John D. Froelich

Upper Darby, PA

Oct 22 2009 - 6:39pm

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Your article assumes that the forces in Washington want to get out of Afghanistan. They do not want out any more than they want peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Your article is a pipe dream. Obama has the very same agenda as Bush/Cheney had. No change.

Charles Lingenfelser

Brandon, MS

Oct 22 2009 - 3:14pm

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