09/09/2012 12:02 am ET Updated Nov 08, 2012

Sunday Roundup

Afghanistan. Mitt Romney didn't even mention it in Tampa. Clint Eastwood did, and got a big applause by asking Invisible Obama why he won't bring the troops home in short order. It's not a bad question -- especially given the president's promise in Charlotte to "use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to's time to do some nation-building right here at home." But despite sky-high unemployment right here at home and a war price tag of $2 billion a week, the president stuck with his plan to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014. He opened his acceptance speech by harkening back to his 2004 convention keynote. Perhaps he should have harkened back to 2002, when he declared, "I'm not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." Afghanistan has become a dumb war. It's time to get out.

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