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Afghanistan – What Are We Doing There?

As Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July by going to the beach, charring hot dogs and hamburgers and knocking back a cold beverage or two, General David Petraeus was saying Salaam Aleikum or “peace be upon you” in a speech at a ceremony in Kabul where he took command of coalition forces in the war in Afghanistan. Everyone who heard him knows the chances of peace being upon the people of Afghanistan while our troops are thereĀ are slim and none. Petraeus, as usual, said all the right things but his speech never addressed a pesky question that refuses to go away; what are we doing there?

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