Argument: Afg only one of many possible terrorist safe havens

Issue Report: More troops to Afghanistan under Obama


Peter Navarro. “Orange Grove: Get out of Afghanistan now” OC Register. September 25, 2009: “Consider the first argument: Afghanistan must not be allowed to be a staging area for al-Qaida terrorists. Of course, it was from Afghan soil that Osama bin Laden oversaw the 9/11 attacks so this argument seems at first glance compelling. However, Afghanistan is now just one of many possible staging areas for al-Qaida. In fact, hot zone that Afghanistan is, it is now much easier for al-Qaida’s decentralized networks to conduct operations in numerous other places, with Algeria, Somalia, and Yemen emerging as the newest strongholds. Why aren’t we invading them?”