Countdown Begins

I seen my opportunities and I took ’em. — George Washington Plunkitt (1842-1924)

We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives. … We went to Afghanistan because of a horrific attack that happened 20 years ago. … [T]hat cannot explain why we should remain there in 2021. — Joseph Robinette Biden (born 1942)

   

Word that U.S. and NATO troops should be out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11 is sobering and welcome.

Billions of words have been spoken or written about the war in Afghanistan and its causes, many speakers and writers trumpeting or tiptoeing around the lies that launched and maintained it and subsequent wars. Billions are still to come.

“Murky” is one of them.

— Mark Channing Miller

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