RE: “Afghan Attacks on Allied Troops Prompt NATO to Shift Policy” (TIMES, 8/18/12)


Keeping American troops in Afghanistan until December 31, 2014 makes less sense with each passing day.  Unfortunately, this being an election year, good sense is the first casualty.

If the Democrats remain in power in November, the first order of business in foreign policy should be to withdraw all our troops from Afghanistan by June 30, 2013.  Such a move would save American lives and a great deal of money as well.

The former might not placate the GOP hawks but maybe the latter would.  Isn’t it the Republicans who want to lower the deficit?

A. Garavente

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