Jason DePolo Posted over 2 years ago Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan "Can we decide to just completely pull out now, removing all troops from Afghanistan?" -Yes "What would that do to the country?" -In all probability it would reduce the amount of Afghani deaths and injustices to it's people. "Moreover, what kind of precedent would that set?" -There are no doubt some people who mean us harm that would interpret it as you do. However, there are some people left in the world who do not mean us harm, or are not sure yet. To those it might set the precedent that we are a nation capable of admitting we were wrong about something, for once, and apologizing for it, thereby reducing the amount of people in the world who want to kill us. I would agree that terrorism as a means to change is not acceptable, but ask yourself this. Which action causes more terror: (a) blowing up one building and killing 3,000 people, or (b) dropping thousands of bombs that destroy hundreds of buildings and take tens if not hundreds of thousands of lives over the course of ten years?