April 3, 2012

Learning Nothing from the Afghanistan Folly

Hugh White, The Age

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And how will the government explain the debacle that will engulf Afghanistan after we leave? The old excuse ''it was in good shape when we left'' will no doubt be pressed into service. And once the troops are home, the government hopes we will all just forget about it. Sadly, that is probably right. And there goes any chance of learning from this folly.

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