Debra J. Saunders

Like our European allies, Americans understandably are fed up with the loss of blood and treasure. Thus, the American people elected and then re-elected Obama; they wanted an end to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

In his memoirs, "Duty," former Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote that by 2010, he had come to understand that the president "doesn't believe in his own strategy, and doesn't consider the (Afghanistan War) to be his. For him, it's all about getting out."

Alas, there are consequences to getting out at any cost. Under the administration's nice-guy withdrawal agenda, the world is not a safer place, organized terrorism is not a lesser threat and America's natural allies have added reasons not to rely on Washington.

Debra J. Saunders

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