Why Are We Still In Afghanistan?
June 13, 2009, 05:00 PM
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I confess to having let my attention stray from American foreign policy, but why are we still in Afghanistan?

We've been fighting there for seven and a half years. Isn't honor served by now?

And who are we fighting? More and more it looks like we're just fighting the Pashtun people, of whom the Taliban are a political expression. There are something like 40 million Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and they like to fight. It's what they do.

The Pashtun are disagreeable bad-tempered back-stabbers. But, they live there. And we don't.