Iraq's fate has a familiar ring in Afghanistan

Whoever seizes control of the Afghan presidency will not matter a whit anyway once the Americans withdraw their troops.

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Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 12.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 07/16/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 07/16/2014 1:47 am EDT

The dramatic developments in Iraq in recent weeks have garnered major headlines and, as a result, events in Afghanistan have been given rather short shrift. That said, it is almost impossible not to draw a comparison between the two conflicts in order to foresee the inevitable future of Afghanistan.

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