Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obama Considers Strategy Shift in Afghan War

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From: barry levine 
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 9:02 AM
Subject: re: Obama Considers Strategy Shift in Afghan War

To the Editor:
     Eight years ago, the civilized world stood united in solidarity with the U.S., ready to join together to visit justice on the terrorists who had attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  It was perceived that Al Qaeda threatened legitimate governments everywhere,  in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia no less than in the U.S. President Bush and his team quickly alienated key allies in this effort, calling for "crusade" and launching wars against the governments of Afghanistan and then Iraq. It is time and past time that we re-assess these choices. Osama bin Laden is still at large, and the Afghans are showing no enthusiasm for our continued presence on their soil. Until we have finished our real fight with Al Qaeda, we have no credibility in picking other fights.
Barry Levine

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