I think the honorable thing to do is to bring our troops home. We should never put our troops in harms way without a clear, reasonable, and just cause. In the case of Afganistan, the mission is so murky nobody really knows what we are still doing there. We don't have a clear idea of what victory looks like. Therefore, it has turned into a military occupation. We are still putting our troops in harms way, and to what end? We do a lot of good there, but our presence also encourages extremists groups to grow. Al Qaeda was not in Afgan before we got there. Now their presence is alive and growing there. It will likely continue to grow until we leave.
HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- When our Fox News team left for Afghanistan last week, there was a palpable sense of imminent calamity in the air. Gloom and doom news from here is now a staple in our so-called mainstream media. Reports of "green-on-blue," or insider, attacks by our Afghan allies against American and NATO troops are depicted as a sure sign of mission failure and portend of worse to come. Commentaries, columns and "analysis" from "experts" urging our political and military leaders to "get out now" routinely grace our print and broadcast outlets. The terms "betrayed," "cut our losses" and "minimize...
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