December 7, 2012

End the War on Terror and Save Billions

Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

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As we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, here’s something President Obama could probably do by himself that would be a signal accomplishment of his presidency: End the war on terror. Or, more realistically, start planning and preparing the country for phasing it out.

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