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There is no viable reason for United States military forces to remain in Afghanistan. There are two truths in life. The first, never fight a land war in Asia. That is paraphrased from "The Princess Bride." There's a lot of money to be made in war by contractors, even if there is no political point to the conflict. That was the lesson many businesspeople took from Vietnam. As an Afghani war lord supposedly said to the British Viceroy shortly after Britain rolled into Kabul: Congratulations on getting here. Now, how are you going to get out? We should waste no more lives---ours or anyone ele's---and withdraw.

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