Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai gives us some perspective on the war on terror.

“Terrorism was hurting us way before Iraq or September 11 … These extremist forces were killing people in Afghanistan for years, closing schools, burning mosques, killing children, uprooting vineyards,” Karzai said. “They came to America on September 11, but they were attacking you before September 11 in other parts of the world. We are a witness in Afghanistan.

“Do you forget people jumping off the 80th floor or 70th floor when the planes hit them? Can you imagine what it will be for a man or woman to jump from that high?” Karzai asked recalling some of the more shocking scenes from the World Trade Center bombing. “How do we get rid of them? … Should we wait for them to come and kill us again?”

A rhetorical question that shouldn’t need an audible answer.

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