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Get out of Afghanistan

Get out of Afghanistan

It was announced Sept. 17, by the United States, that they would no longer perform joint operations with Afghan troops. The reason is our supposed allies are killing more of our people than the enemy.

There is a proposal, right now before Congress, that drastically reduces defense spending in the future. If the war in Afghanistan is any example of the way the military spends our money then I would say cut away.

Ten years they have been at it with a well-equipped army and this rag-tag band of terrorists seems to be as strong as ever and now the very people we came to help are killing our troops. It’s time to lick our wounds, collect our weapons and come home and leave those people alone.

All of our interference in the Middle East has done nothing but turn it into a tinderbox ready to explode at any time. We got chased out of Iraq, where we never belonged in the first place, and we’re getting beat in Afghanistan.

Swallow your pride America, and do what’s right for this country for a change.

Mike Holst


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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