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      Why the U.S. Has to Go

      U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales."Nobody was alive to ask whether they were naked before they were burned or killed.”

      ~ Testimony of Mullah Khamal Adin at preliminary US Army hearing into the killing of 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar by Sgt. Robert Bales on March 11, 2012. Sgt. Bales was on his fourth combat tour of duty. 

      Afghanistan, and Iraq before, is the modern version of Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut's 1969 novel about the hapless Billy Pilgrim. "So it goes," as Vonnegut would say, while the bodies pile up.

      Stated candidly, the American forces are engaged in a self-destructive cycle, which can only end with their steady return to barracks. The suicide rates and blue/green attacks are at all time highs. Almost 70 percent of Americans are sick of the war. The military leaders who led us into these quagmires and were protected by a fawning media have been forced to retire. The New York Times finally called for a one-year withdrawal timetable. The diplomatic challenge before the president now is to devise a military protected by a diplomatic initiative involving power-sharing, de facto geographic partitioning, the replacement of Karzai, and deals with Pakistan and the regional powers. 

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