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  •  Good to see you again. (4+ / 0-)

    Maybe BigAl will show up too?

    "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

    by EdMass on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 11:28:58 AM PST

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    •  I am sure he will at some point, Ed (7+ / 0-)

      Thanks for the diary. I was too outraged after reading it.

      I made a comment recently that hopefully Obama would be going for the zero option. I actually had a little hope for that.

      So the old  type of "warring" ends on December 31 2014, and the new type of warring starts on January 1, 2015....

      Taken as a whole, the document describes a basic US-Afghan exchange. Afghanistan would allow Washington to operate military bases to train Afghan forces and conduct counter-terrorism operations against al-Qaeda after the current mission ends in 2014.

      For that foothold in this volatile mountain region wedged between Pakistan and Iran, the United States would agree to sustain and equip Afghanistan's large security force, which the government in Kabul currently cannot afford.

      The deal, according to the text, would take effect on January 1, 2015 and “shall remain in force until the end of 2024 and beyond.”

      For our fallen solders who come home from Afghanistan in a coffin to Dover, "God bless the cause for which they died."

      by allenjo on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 11:43:06 AM PST

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