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Afghanistan and Pakistan
Four postings ago, on September 16, I suggested that we get out of Afghanistan
immediately. I said we should put all of our troops on planes without delay, even if commercial airliners had to be comandeered and taken off of domestic flights for a few days to accomplish this, and get them back to this country. What equipment we couldn't take with us would be destroyed.
More recent headlines have validated this proposal. There is no reason to remain a single day longer in a country that will never, ever, be able to defend itself against those referred to as insurgents and who will be shortly ruling the place.
As for Pakistan, they must learn that they have to be with us or against us. Lately, they have been behaving like they are against us. They hid Osama Bin Laden for years and they cooperate with those we have been fighting in Afghanistan. I would cut off every penny of aid we send to them. Today!
The spread of nuclear weapons to terrorists is far more likely to come from Pakistan than from Russia, China, India or North Korea. One of the aims of our foreign policy, therefore, should be to courageously confront this threat and work toward the destruction of their nuclear arsenal.
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