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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #4)

Tue May 4, 2021, 01:01 PM

9. Yes, I think that no matter

when we leave Afghanistan, it will have serious consequences, the sort of consequences that are rarely considered when we send troops into another country. It is usually much easier to get in than it is to get out. Knowing that our departure will have negative repercussions, we still have to make a decision, if not now, when? 20 years is much too long. Another 3 or 4 will not make things any better. We've paid far too much for GW Bush's military mistakes. As John Kerry said many years ago, this should have been more of an intelligence and special ops situation. He got a lot of flack for it at the time, but clearly he was right.

Hillary Clinton was probably right, but still I think the best option is to pull the troops out. No one has come up with anything better.

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