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Well, for once I agree. The Afghanistan situation is not one in which we can prevail in any other fashion. The enemy we are fighting is not the enemy we attacked in the first place, and is not the enemy who attacked us on 9/11.

We now present ourselves to Afghans and the world as an occupying army. They are reacting as we would, were the situation reversed.

So why risk the lives of more of our sons and daughters, fighting an unwinnable war and maintaining one of the most corrupt governments on the planet? Bring home our boys as quickly and safely as is possible, and let Karzai stand or fall on his own.