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Despite Obama's posturing, Afghanistan was not a war of choice

11:15 AM EDT, May 7, 2012

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In his address from Kabul, President Barack Obama said that the war that began in Afghanistan will end there because it is necessary to "finish the job" even though many Americans are tired of war.

To my mind, the president's trip was a selfish political ploy. The U.S. has no choice but to fight when our enemies include groups likeal-Qaidaand the Taliban, whose aim in life is to annihilate every freedom-loving individual from the face of the earth.

Quinton D. Thompson, Towson