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WAR: U.S. needs to get out of Afghanistan

Letter by William J. Bender, Puyallup on Aug. 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm | 12 Comments »
August 22, 2012 9:42 am

I want us out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. I was a fervent supporter of both the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, but no longer.

We are pouring our youth’s blood and our treasure down a rat hole. I grieve as to conditions when we do leave, especially the gross subordination of women and girls.

Sadly, all of the progress we and others have helped them to achieve will quickly fade, as President Hamid Karzai gives only lip service to the plight of women. His only concerns are his well-being and self-enrichment, and the enrichment of his extended family through graft and corruption.

It is past time to leave.

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