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647 weeks ago @ News From - Thousands of US Marine... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Afghan war is a neurotic enterprise. It basically comes down to, "if we keep bombing the Taliban, September 11 will never happen again." I submit that such bombing is neither necessary nor sufficient to prevent a major terrorist attack on the West.

This neurosis is based on the idea that, if we leave, the Taliban will take over Afghanistan (what about the warlords?); they will invite Al Qaeda back in to train terrorists (after getting badly burned the last time they did this), and Al Qaeda terrorists will once again infiltrate Europe and North America. This is a very pessimistic fantasy.

Time to put "the good war" to an end. Some wars are worth fighting; this one isn't.