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Letter: Karzai might make it easy for U.S. to leave
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Who would have thought that Hamid Karzai would turn out to save the U.S. from further pursuit of our own folly? If he refuses to sign the Status of Forces Agreement that has been negotiated, it is possible that the U.S. may not be able to plan an exit strategy that leaves any forces in place after some point in 2014. Thus, some clear-headed person might finally say with regard to Afghanistan, "Let's go home."

There is nothing but further heartache for us in this "graveyard of empires" and it is long past time to "declare victory and withdraw."

Wayne McCormack

Thode Professor of Law

University of Utah

Salt Lake City

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