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Enough of Afghanistan!

I was encouraged by President Obama's remarks to the effect that 'all troops would be out by the end of 2014'.  However, a day later the White House press secretary corrects the remarks to be something less.  

President Obama:  Was this 2014 Afghanistan reversal a case of  flipping off your supporters...or flopping on a campaign promise?
What's the holdup on admitting that we will not solve Afghanistan?
Here's my litmus test:
Would anyone bet a years salary (or your net worth) that we have the answer to Afghanistan? If not, then don't bet the lives of more American soldiers.  
We don't need to solve Afghanistan but we do need to solve our own economic, social, and environmental problems.

Please acknowledge reality...dropkick the defense contractors to the curb and forget the 'Make War...not Love' initiatives of the Neocons.  

P.S.  Have you heard the latest Monty Python inspired tune for the contractors: "'Stan...'Stan...'Stan...'Stan...'Stan...'Stan...'Stan...'Stan...those wonderful 'Stans"

Update:
Before you start posting salad recipes, please answer the question about how many people you will 'lay on the altar of liberty' before we leave Afghanistan.  I assume your presence here on DKos means you won't sacrifice yourself...so how many others in your name?

At the very least, please post with your salad recipe a variation that allows double arm amputees to eat the salad (it's one of the more challenging dishes).

Originally posted to BOknows on Sun Sep 02, 2012 at 10:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Trolls.

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