Quote of the Day.

Beating Hitler took six years (39 to 45) and beating the Communists took another 34 (45 to 89). Was it worth it?

I don’t draw a direct comparison between the War on Terror and the Cold War, but they are both nasty, heavy, unwanted burdens. If anything, the War on Terror is more intricate. Right here at Bagram — dozens of fighters, lots of transports. Transports– this is a war of economic development, of economic connectivity. What a complicated task. But given the technological compression of the planet, can we quit?

Col. Austin Bay, A conversation in Bagram, Afghanistan.

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