10/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

I Agree With George Will

Yesterday, California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton emailed the letter below announcing his organization's desire for a speedy American withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Dear Supporter,

Recently, I wrote you about HR 2404, which would require the Secretary of Defense to define an exit strategy for Afghanistan, so we can start bringing our troops home.

Of course, Democrats aren't the only ones who have concerns about the war in Afghanistan. This week, conservative writer George F. Will penned a column titled "Time to Get Out of Afghanistan."

I don't usually agree with George Will, but in this case, he's right: We need to leave Afghanistan as soon as safely possible.

Alexander the Great, the British Empire and the Soviet Union could not impose their will on Afghanistan. Neither can the United States.

It's time for American troops to come home - not only from Iraq, but from Afghanistan. And it's time the people of Afghanistan assumed full control of their own country.

Not only do we need an exit strategy, we need to exit Afghanistan as soon as safely possible.

Our brave men and women have performed admirably in Afghanistan. Now it's time to bring them home.

Peace and friendship,