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Afghan pact

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

President Obama wants a 10-year pact with Afghanistan? Nothing good can come of it.

Are you familiar with Washington’s farewell speech, where he warned of entangling alliances? Why do we want to tie ourselves to a nation that is either incapable or unwilling to (and truth be known, is ambivalent to) defend itself from the Taliban?

Do you remember Vietnam? How we fought for years for a people content to let us do the fighting? Do you want to expend the lives of another 50,000 of our young men in a country in which we really have no interest? A country that does not consider us a friend but, like the rest of that part of the world, the Great Satan?

Why are you letting the man in the White House send your sons to die in a land that hates them? Is it not time you held that man accountable? Is it not time you said to that man in the White House, “Enough of your nation building! Send home my sons and have done with Afghanistan!”

Scott Noan

McHenry

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