Does this mean the War in Afghanistan will end?

Well, Osama bin Laden is dead, which means America is officially avenged for 9/11. 

So will the War in Afghanistan — launched “to find Osama bin Laden and other high-ranking Al-Qaeda members to be put on trial, to destroy the organization of Al-Qaeda, and to remove the Taliban regime which supported and gave safe harbor to it” — now draw to  a close?  Because let’s review:

  • Bin Laden caught?  Check.
  • Fewer than 100 members of Al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan?  Check.
  • Taliban regime removed?  Though the Taliban is still fighting, it’s no longer in charge, so check.

And the cost of this whole little project:


So we’ve met our goals at a very high price — not to mention the human casualties.

Now can we end this thing?

Cross-posted on my blog here.

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