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Subject: Re: Why has Obama kept us in Afghanistan? Date: 4/21/2013 6:16 PM
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The Taliban strategy is simply to remind the local Khans that the Taliban do not forget. The friends of our enemies are enemies, and our memories are long.
How long? We don't know, but at least a generation. Fifteen years? Certainly no fewer than ten. And absolutely longer than five years, much less eighteen months.

http://boards.fool.com/pournelle-on-obamas-strategy-in-afgha...

We made a generational commitment.
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