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Immoral Afghan war deserves more anger over slain Americans

Mark Wilson/For The Sunday Gazette
Mark Wilson/For The Sunday Gazette
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The unvarnished truth is that the three upstate New York army reservists — Dain Venne, Ryan Jayne and Brett E. Gornewicz — killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Nov. 3, did not die defending the United States, did not die defending democracy and, Middle East politics being what they are, died either in vain or for petropolitics, (which account partly for our presence in the region even if Afghanistan itself doesn’t have oil). ...

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November 18, 2012
7:23 p.m.

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There were more casualties in the latter half of Afghan war simply because it took a backseat for eight years while we prosecuted another war in Iraq and then used the same surge tactic on Afghanistan. I think it was already too late by 2008 as we lost the momentum there while we focused on Iraq instead. Its really time to get out now and let the Afghans sort out their own mess.