Guy W. Farmer

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October 7, 2012
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Guy W. Farmer: It's time to get out of Afghanistan

When President Obama took office nearly four years ago he spoke of our "bad war" in Iraq and our "good war" in Afghanistan, and I went along with him. Now, however, Afghanistan has turned into a bad war and it's time for us to cut our losses and extricate ourselves from that quagmire of corruption and violence.

Here's a startling statistic for you: 20 percent of our casualties in Afghanistan are now inflicted by our Afghan "allies" - the same people our troops are attempting to train to defend themselves against al-Qaida and/or Taliban terrorists. As Pogo used to say, …

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