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Why are we still there?

Every time we listen to British politicians explaining why we are still in Afghanistan, we hear nonsense.  The idea that our being there protects us from being bombed in Britain was always weak, and completely meaningless once we heard suicide … Continue reading

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Mutual incomprehension

The news that the massacre of UN personnel in Afghanistan was caused by anger at a Florida pastor’s burning of the Holy Qur’an is depressing and familiar. We have all been here before, most clearly in the Salman Rushdie case, … Continue reading

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Why Afghanistan?

Whatever the true reasons for the war in Afghanistan, NATO leaders’ official line is that to lose there would be to place the rest of the world in danger. As President Obama has recently put it, “this mission is fundamental … Continue reading

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