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Afghan Lieutenant Col. Hayatullah Afghanyar holds up his certification of appreciation during a graduation ceremony at a military training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier today. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and other U.S. officials say the shooting spree should not derail the U.S. and NATO strategy of a gradual withdrawal of troops by the end of 2014. But it has further soured relations with war-weary Afghans, jeopardizing the U.S. strategy of working closely with Afghan forces so they can take over their country's security. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
With the slaughter of women and children at the hands of a U.S. soldier, you can be sure more is to come. Is it worth it for either side? I cannot for the life of me find a rationale that is acceptable. The Afghans hate us. Their leaders play us like a fiddle. Our troops are killed by the very men they have trained. Billions of U.S. tax dollars have been squandered on who knows what. No one can account for it. With this latest incident, it's time to leave. If we don't the bloodshed is only going to get worse because they will use the tragedy as inspiration to kill even more of our soldiers/Dogwalk Musings. More here. And here.
Question: Is Afghanistan worth one more American life?