You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Letters

Letters | riots in afghanistan

Bring troops home

Continue reading below

SO HERE we are: the very event that vividly underscores the futility of nation-building in Afghanistan - attacks on NATO troops following the inadvertent burning of the Koran - is causing pundits to re-evaluate our departure. All while most people realize that after our departure, whenever it is, the country will still be the antithesis of the Western society we seek to establish. We need to admit this and stop our expenditures in Afghanistan.

Michael Gallup

Boston
Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week