Benny Avni: In Afghanistan, It's Vietnam Syndrome II

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Benny Avni is a New York Post op-ed contributor.

The Taliban seem to believe all they need to do now is wait ’til America hightails it out of Afghanistan (coming soon), then take the country back and remake it into the jihadi haven that Allah always intended it to be.

"They want to flee from Afghanistan just as they turned tail and ran from Vietnam," a Taliban statement boasted Wednesday. "When America faced utter destruction in Vietnam, they came up with the formula ‘declare victory and run.’ And [now they] want to utilize the formula of ‘transfer security and run’ here in Afghanistan."

Vietnam, of course, is where America lost its groove. But then we got it back, didn’t we?.. 

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