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December 09, 2019


You know what is slightly better now? It didn't take an Ellsberg to sneak this out the back door. That is a very faint silver lining to be sure. I doubt the underlying problem has a cure though since the people either stuck with or who advocated any particular policy always are the same people who decide the metrics of progress. Ask the ghost of Pyrrhus.

I'm late to this, and anyway went off to check how many lives were lost because I didn't know. I think you mean American lives? The total is far greater. A life is a life, be it American, or Afghan or anything else. Sorry to sound preachy. I've always been anti stupid wars, including Iraq for which I got castigated at the time, by some of my co-workers. Who have all changed their tune.

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