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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Time to Abandon Our 'War-Footing' Mentality | The Nation

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Katrina vanden Heuvel: Time to Abandon Our 'War-Footing' Mentality

We are spending two billion dollars per week on the war in Afghanistan alone, and the politicians are finally catching up with the American people in questioning our involvement in the country. Are Republicans starting to take a more "isolationist" stance overall, or is war-weariness instead starting to influence both parties' policies? War hawks have fallen noticeably silent; now is the time for Obama to announce a viable exit strategy. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel joined Morning Joe today to argue that our country needs to abandon the "war-footing" mentality we've been in since George W. Bush's presidency and disengage from the endless unlawful, unwinnable wars that have characterized our nation's recent history.

Anna Lekas Miller

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