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RE-POSTED: The end of this endless war

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August 15, 2021



RE-POSTING JULY 14 EDITORIAL ON FALL OF AFGHANISTAN. ESTIMATE ON TIME TILL GOVERNMENT FELL WAS OVERLY OPTIMISTIC.

Here in La Conner, every week, every day, we are paying taxes to the federal government. Nationwide, $974 billion is going to the military this year.

That is the treasure we dribbled out into the ground for two decades in Afghanistan. President Joe Biden rightfully called it our longest war, but it is only our latest war. If it becomes our last war, it might be from a combination of citizen exhaustion with patriotic fantasies of saving the world and disbelief in the f...



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