Afghanistan and the New Great Game

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Why are we in Afghanistan?

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by Justin Raimondo

08/14/09

Okay, let’s see if I get this straight: the real problem is Pakistan, not Afghanistan. However, we can’t go into Pakistan because we’re hated there, and the very act of intervening could and would give al-Qaeda the kind of momentum it needs to overthrow the Pakistani government. And we can’t even pressure the Pakistanis to crack down on the Islamists who may be sympathetic to al-Qaeda, because they can’t do it, and our insisting on it would only lead to hard feelings and ‘misunderstanding.’ Okay, I get it. So, please tell me: why are we in Afghanistan?

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