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May 24, 2013

MSNBC: Finally, an exit strategy to the war on terror

Op-ed by Elisa Massimino.

President Obama made important points in his recent speech on national security but none more important than this: “This war,” he said, referring to the armed conflict that began 12 years ago in the wake of 9/11, “like all wars, must end. That’s what history advises. That’s what our democracy demands.”

An American president has finally called for an exit strategy from the war that has led to human rights abuses and compromised the international standing of the United States. In so doing, he rejected the view of Defense Department official Michael Sheehan who recently testified that the war would last “at least” another 10 to 20 years.

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