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Though we have obviously lost our war in Afghanistan, the death and destruction continues! In other words, nasty quagmires just don't go away. Meanwhile, back in Kabul, "President" Karzai and the locals in Kandahar are cutting their own deals with our enemies, in the assumption that our wishes no longer matter! "Karzai rails against America in a diatribe", was the way a New York Times headline summarized his press conference, apparently suggesting that his complaints were nothing more than the temper tantrum of an ungrateful child! On the other hand, Karzai may be right: American mercenaries have spread mayhem across Afghanistan, thanks to the enormous spending on contractors that he has ordered out of his country. "The money starts in the name of the private security companies in the hallways of the US government", adding: "The profits are made and arranged there, then they send the money to kill people here. When this money comes to Afghanistan, it causes insecurity in Afghan homes and causes the killing of Afghan children, as well as explosions and terrorism in Afghanistan." His words are spoken as a man who still loves his people, and feels responsible for their welfare. Meanwhile, where is Obama's concern about the health and welfare of our soldiers in the midst of this unholy, sordid mess?