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The surge got the boot with a drawdown in 2011. Obama claimed the killing of Osama bin Laden had put al Qaeda on a path to defeat and that the tide of war was receding. Terrorists in Boston, London, Nigeria, Libya, and Syria missed that speech.
Now he’s threatening Hamid Karzai with a “zero option” which would mean the total withdrawal of U.S. troops – same as Iraq.
Afghans almost seem more upset over Quran burnings than civilian murders. Maybe that’s because they’re more accustomed to the latter. At any rate, Karzai is at the end of his rope. It’s not hard to see why.