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Time to bring the troops home

The United States needs to begin immediately withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan. It seems the Afghan president is forever complaining about our forces as being more of an occupation force rather than a fighting one.

Well, our servicemen and women who have been fighting over there, with so many sacrificing their lives since we started fighting there after Sept. 11, 2001, need to come home. Let President Hamid Karzai and his government handle Afghan security and governing.

Why must our nation always be the policeman of the world? Who is helping us? We need to let nations handle their own security — we have enough of our own problems in our country. Our own economy is in shambles, unemployment is high and prices continue to rise on everything from food to medicine to clothes to fuel.

Other nations in the international community need to step forward to assist those nations that are having problems. The United States cannot be everywhere all the time.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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