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Ed Koch Commentary: Let’s Get Out of Afghanistan , Now By EDWARD I. KOCH

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  There is no rational reason for us to be in Afghanistan.  Our original goals were to end the government of the Taliban which had given Osama bin Laden a base from which he could launch worldwide terrorist attacks and commit his greatest horror and catastrophe: the blowing up of the World Trade Center towers in New York City and …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Let’s Get Out of Afghanistan , Now By EDWARD I. KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: If This Be Class Warfare, So Be It By ED KOCH

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On October 8th, The New York Times ran an article on the 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.  The report described a battle near the border of Pakistan.  “Soon insurgents near the border were firing on four Afghan American out posts simultaneously – a coordinated barrage and assault that included dozens of 107 millimeter rockets, and at one post, …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: If This Be Class Warfare, So Be It By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Bring All of Our Soldiers In Afghanistan and Iraq Home, Now By ED KOCH

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One June 24, 2011, President Barack Obama told our nation of his plans for withdrawing U.S. military forces from Afghanistan. He told us, “We will be able to remove 10,000 of our troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and we will bring home a total of 33,000 by next summer.” He went on to say, concerning the …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Mr. President, Bring All of Our Soldiers In Afghanistan and Iraq Home, Now By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary: Leaks and More Leaks By ED KOCH

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Last year, Thomas A. Drake, a former employee of the National Security Agency (NSA), was originally charged with a felony under the Espionage Act, a crime subject to a penalty of 35 years.  His defense, in effect, was that he was a whistleblower.  Recently, Drake was given a plea agreement of a misdemeanor with an agreement by the prosecution that …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Leaks and More Leaks By ED KOCH

Ed Koch Commentary We Cannot Win In Afghanistan And Should Withdraw As Soon As Possible By Edward I. Koch

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 President Barack Obama did the right thing in firing General Stanley McChrystal.  Now, he should direct the armed forces to take the measures needed to leave Afghanistan by the end of this year.  When he authorized a 30,000 troop surge for Afghanistan – like the one used in Iraq – he assured his radical left base that he would start …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary We Cannot Win In Afghanistan And Should Withdraw As Soon As Possible By Edward I. Koch

Ed Koch Commentary: Everything that Can Go Wrong is Going Wrong in Afghanistan

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Everything that can go wrong is going wrong in Afghanistan.  The situation is so bad militarily that The New York Times reported on April 12th, "Taliban insurgents have such a strong grip on such a broad area – in particular the southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Oruzgan and Zabul – that even with the anticipated arrival of an additional 30,000 …

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Ed Koch Commentary: Let Us Get Out Of Afghanistan and Iraq, Now By Edward I. Koch

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 I have enormous respect for David Brooks, The New York Times columnist who always gets my attention and respect.Brooks’ column on Friday, March 27th, on Afghanistan made me think through the situation again.  On reflection, however, I concluded that I am not persuaded by his argument that we should stay in Afghanistan.  In fact, I think we should get out …

eHeziEd Koch Commentary: Let Us Get Out Of Afghanistan and Iraq, Now By Edward I. Koch