Time to Get Out of Afghanistan

Robert Spencer raises serious questions about the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan in this article, which I read on the American Thinker website. Spencer makes the case that “It is long past time to end the mission in Afghanistan” and I have to agree. In the immediate aftermath of the 9-11 attacks I fully supported mission of U.S. Armed Forces to attack the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, but I never thought that 10 years later the U.S. would still have tens of thousands troops in Afghanistan. My view of American foreign policy is not that of a dove or an isolationist, but I don’t think the U.S. the should be the world’s policeman either. I think the U.S. should protect it’s interests overseas, but in a way that exercises restraint because this country cannot afford to maintain a massive worldwide empire.

Time to Get Out of Afghanistan.

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There is no bringing democracy or humane values to a sharia state, and in any case, we already gave the Karzai regime a sharia constitution, so we aren’t really even trying to do anything effective for women or non-Muslims or the freedom of speech or the freedom of conscience. We’re fighting against an enemy that the vice president of the United States says is not an enemy, and that our client president of Afghanistan threatens to join. How long is this madness going to continue?

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