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Afghanistan: On the Other Hand….

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From the Inter-Press Service, a veteran from both Iraq and Afghanistan argues for a full withdrawal from Afghanistan:

In a 63-page paper representing his personal views, but reflecting conversations with other officers who have served in Afghanistan, Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis argues that it is already too late for U.S. forces to defeat the insurgency.

“Many experts in and from Afghanistan warn that our presence over the past eight years has already hardened a meaningful percentage of the population into viewing the United States as an army of occupation which should be opposed and resisted,” writes Davis.

Providing the additional 40,000 troops that Gen. McChrystal has reportedly requested “is almost certain to further exacerbate” that problem, he warns.

I wonder to whom President Obama will listen!

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Written by pavanvan

October 17, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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