In the wake of the killing of four of its soldiers by an Afghan soldier, France has suspended all military operations in Afghanistan.

Today’s New York Times features an article entitled “Afghan Soldiers Step Up Killing of Allied Forces” that begins “American and other coalition forces here are being killed in increasing numbers by the very Afghan soldiers they fight alongside and train, in attacks motivated by deep-seated animosity between the supposedly allied forces, according to American and Afghan officers and a classified coalition report obtained by The New York Times. A decade into the war in Afghanistan, the report makes clear that these killings have become the most visible symptom of a far deeper ailment plaguing the war effort: the contempt each side holds for the other…”

How can anyone read the above and still maintain that there is a good reason for staying in Afghanistan?  Who wants to be the last family in America to lose a son or daughter fighting in such a cause?  Cut a deal with the Taliban and get out.