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Whose War Is It Anyway?
Just as the Vietnam War was not Kennedy's or Lyndon Johnson's war but one generated by vested interests, it is disingenuous for Joe Klein to call Afghanistan "Obama's War" [Dec. 14]. The U.S. created the mess. Whatever initiative the Pentagon may come up with, al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden — who have won the hearts and minds of the majority that matters — remain a force that will haunt the U.S., just as the mujahedin did the Soviet Union.
Saber Ahmed Jazbhay
Durban, South...

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