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Brent: Tripping On Kandahar Escape

Brent Andrews: I am tripping on these Taliban breaking 480 people out of the Kandahar prison -- the story running on Yahoo now, I just gasp. A 1,000-foot tunnel. Really? Did they watch a Clint Eastwood movie or what? That is the kind of enterprise that gives me a run-and-hide feeling. Are they tunneling under my house even now? From which sewer pipe will one of these guys emerge to bomb our men and women? We will never, ever in a million years eliminate the Taliban. We have only stirred a bees nest that will come home to haunt us in our quaint hometowns. I wonder how they treated these people in that prison -- if they treated them like some of the horror scenes we have seen. If so America has some new hardcore enemies on the loose. “The War in Afghanistan: Brought to you by the makers of the War on Drugs.” Great job on these wars, fellaz, really shining example of what not to do for your country. (AP photo: A prisoner looks out of his cell window at the main prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Monday.)

Question: Should we still be occupying Afghanistan?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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