“Well, I arrived knowing we were there because we’d been attacked. It was very different from the Iraq conflict in that sense. But, also, while I was there, it was increasingly difficult to understand what our goal was. And the thing that has made me feel a greater and greater sense of urgency about moving on is the fact that I thought I was one of the last troops leaving. Like, turning out the lights and wrapping things up. Years ago, when I left. And we’re still there.”
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