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Time: Global Spin: For the US to leave Afghanistan, it has to be ready to stay

September 13, 2011

When former Saudi Ambassador Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud suggested last week at a terrorism conference hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington that the US should have used the death of Osama bin Laden in May as an excuse to immediately pull troops out of Afghanistan, he was met with enthusiastic applause, writes Aryn Baker.

Not so in the Afghan capital of Kabul, where his assertion that, “Killing bin Laden would have been the perfect moment [to set] the timetable… for withdrawal of troops and goodbye and good luck,” caused a flurry of consternation.

Continues at: globalspin.blogs.time.com – For the US to leave Afghanistan, it has to be ready to stay

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    September 13, 2011 18:34

    Mind is like a parachute: it may be open to function.
    The Afghan situation is more instable and, on this aspect, is worsening.
    All the terroristic activity pose the necessity to patrol the country.
    Afghan army need more training and more aid.
    Any strumentalisation is out of line and Afghan people has expressed hte necessity of an aid.
    Claudio Alpaca

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