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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Afghanistan: We Can't Handle the Truth

Much-needed John Vinocur column today on how both Romney and Obama ignoring the never-ending war in Afghanistan in their campaigns how the forgotten war--actually it's "the unmentionable war"-- diminishes them, us, and America. 
No one running for president shows any inclination to talk about what becomes of a broken, corrupt and prospectively dysfunctional country after 2014. Or the enormous costs that would be tied to Afghanistan’s continued maintenance by the United States and its allies. Or, in the end, what the candidates’ flight from focusing more sharply on the war says to the world about the wavering status of America as the single global force able to say no to chaos.

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