Saturday, October 22, 2016
Clinton And Trump Are Ignoring Afghanistan
Yochi Dreazen, VOX News: Americans are still dying in Afghanistan. Clinton and Trump are ignoring it.
ISIS is seen as America’s biggest threat. The Taliban have been basically forgotten. So here’s a grim and surprising statistic: The same number of Americans have died in Afghanistan this year alone as have been killed by ISIS in Iraq and Syria since the group’s rise to power in 2014.
The fact that America’s longest war is going off the rails isn't something you would know from listening to either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
During the first presidential debate, Afghanistan came up exactly once, as part of a longer Clinton answer on NATO. It didn’t come up during the second debate at all. On Wednesday, in the final clash between the two candidates, neither made any reference to Afghanistan — even though just hours earlier a gunman in an Afghan military uniform killed two Americans and wounded three others.
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WNU Editor: The candidates are not the only ones who are ignoring Afghanistan. Coverage of the Afghan war has all but disappeared from the U.S. media .... and the public has shown zero interest on what needs to be done.