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US: Ending war not hypocrisy

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12.02.2019

Imran Jan |

Peace, they say, is basically a period after the war for the preparation of next war. Let us not imagine the next American wars. For now, a war-weary America is ready to come home. The Taliban and America may be close to a deal to end the war in Afghanistan. While many are pointing to the victory by the Taliban in bringing the mightiest army in the history of mankind to its knees, nobody has pointed to how the Taliban were sold on the deal.

The unchanged condition of the Taliban for the occupation forces to leave has been approved. Let us not forget that that has been the American desire and aim for quite a while now. Yet, it was traded to appease the Taliban. Reminds me of the movie Sleepers where Brad Pitt advertently loses a case to his opponent attorney who is defending Pitt’s childhood friends. Sometimes, losing is a victory.

Washington and American journalism talk about exiting Afghanistan as a great idea because it is in line with the opinion of most Americans.

The former American ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker criticized the........

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