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Published: Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
Afghanistan


Oops, sorry — war was mistake

Our war on Afghanistan is America's longest war. Why are we making war on Afghanistan? We are making war on Afghanistan in order to get Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of 9/11. Oops. We already got Osama Bin Laden in May of 2011. And oops, Osama bin Laden wasn't in Afghanistan, he was in Pakistan. He probably was in Pakistan since late 2001 or early 2002. America's longest war, and for most of that time we were attacking the wrong country, and when our goal is accomplished we still can't stop attacking the wrong country. Oops.
And oops again. Osama bin Laden was not the mastermind of 9/11. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the mastermind of 9/11. So, for America's longest war, we are attacking the wrong country to get the wrong person and we don't know how to stop when we get him. Oops.
What should we tell the Afghanis? We should tell them what we told the Iraqis. “Oops. Sorry we destroyed your country. It was a mistake.” I am sure that they will understand.
Jeff Hanson
Lynnwood
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