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Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2012 12:00 pm

Dear Editor:

With the recent spate of violence involving U.S. troops being killed and the individual from the U.S. Army who killed 16 innocent Afghan civilians in cold blood for no reason at all, it is time for the United States to say to the Afghan goverment — we are out of here!

There is no longer any logical or logistical reason to retain troops in Afghanistan — a country that is totally out of control, thanks to insurgents and the Taliban, both enemies of the United States. President Obama needs to implement an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of all military personnel, as well as nonmilitary personnel. And the individual who committed that heinous, unprovoked massacre must be severely punished.

Enough is enough! Let the Afghans handle their own country and their own internal problems. The U.S. can no longer be the policeman of the world. We cannot and must not endanger unecessarily our men and women in uniform.

John Amato
Fresh Meadows

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