Why Nobody Is Talking About The War in Afghanistan


The U.S. has 100,000 troops fighting and dying in the longest war in American history, but you won't hear much about Afghanistan on the campaign trail. That's not just because Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are broadly on the same page when it comes to ending the 11-year conflict that recently claimed its 2,000th U.S. service member. It's because presidential politics requires the projection of optimism and resolve, and Afghanistan is, frankly, a bit of a downer.

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