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Katrina vanden Heuvel: A Soldier’s Soul Screams ‘Get Out’

By Remy Benoit

From Katrina vanden Heuvel at The Nation A Soldier’s Soul Screams ‘Get Out’.

The numbers she notes here are reminiscent of other numbers that kept climbing and climbing, adding names that would be carved into The Wall.

We seem to forget a close and elemental lesson that began in 1776 and went on for years with a ragtag army, not properly supplied, or paid, but victorious over the primary power of the time—namely the British Empire. That same Empire did not fare well in Afghanistan; nor did the once upon a time Soviet Empire.

We also have to ask ourselves what exactly we are doing there. Get Afghanistan Right.

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