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America Faces Humiliation in Afghanistan

by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

With power comes responsibility and a need for reflection and openness. That capability died in the United States the day George W. Bush came to office.

When he left, his policies had gained a life of their own. America is heading toward defeat, not just in Afghanistan, but in every conflict we enter as "world policeman" in a world that rejects this role. American leadership is craved by everyone. We are the only hope much of the world has. India, Pakistan, Iran and so many other countries are waiting for us to come to our senses.

Before we do that, the cowards and fools among them either come to us for money or issue childish threats. The cowards and fools among us listen and respond and the innocent continue to die.
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