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We need to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan. The U.S. has already spent $227,000,000,000 on military operations in Afghanistan since 2001. I want everyone who reads this to stop a moment and digest this fact, to connect it with the present state of the U.S. economy and what that kind of money could have accomplished to improve people’s lives, both in Afghanistan and the U.S.
And what has it achieved? Most Afghanis just want us out of their country. A recent ICOS (International Council on Security and Development) report, “Operation Moshtarak: Lessons Learned” based on interviews conducted last month with over 400 Afghanis, found that 71% of Afghanis said they just wanted foreign troops to leave Afghanistan entirely.