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Response to bluewater (Original post)

Tue May 4, 2021, 04:40 PM

46. Yes, there will be major consequences; and yes, it's time to leave

If we have not, in 20 years, been able to secure Afghanistan's future, there is simply no rational reason to believe we will be able to do so in another 5, 10 or 20 years. I have no doubt that something approaching a humanitarian catastrophe will ensue once we pull out. But it's a sad fact of the world we live in that humanitarian catastrophes happen around the globe all the time, and we do not, as a country, have the resources to forestall them. Ultimately, it will be up to the Afghans to find a way to overthrow the Taliban -- if indeed they wish to do so.

Hillary's stance on this points to one of the central reasons I didn't support her in the 2016 primary (although I did in the 2016 general election).

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