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The Looming Afghan Civil War

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Aryn Baker spells it out over on Global Spin:

If President Obama’s plan for withdrawal demonstrated the unusual feat of simultaneously pissing off both sides of the aisle in the US, he need not despair: in Afghanistan he most certainly drew applause from both the Taliban, and Karzai – who crowed in an interview with CNN on Sunday that even if things got really bad, he would never ask for more troops. That might make several U.S. lawmakers sigh in relief, but it underscores the dangerous levels of hubris piled onto the Afghan debate.

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