Afghanistan: At Least It’s not Iraq!

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Here’s Robert Gates urging increased NATO involvement in Afghanistan at the Munich Conference on Security Policy this weekend:

[NATO] should be able to generate the manpower and material needed to get the job done in Afghanistan — a mission in which there is virtually no dispute over its justness, necessity, or international legitimacy. (Emphasis mine.)

In other words, it’s not Iraq.

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