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  1. Our abandoning Afghanistan prematurely in early 1990s resulted in the 9/11 tragedy. We must not repeat the mistake.

    1. Once More Around The Block

      Come on, do you think that the radical jihadists we funded would have done anything different if we had stayed around? Thinking that way is naive.

      1. After the Soviet Union’s collapse, we should have helped the Afghans form a government. But we left them at the mercy of Pakistan’s spy agency. And if we walk away again prematurely, al Qaeda and its friends will seize the country and threaten us again. Soon the Afghans will be able to stand on their own feet. But until then, we need to assist them.

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