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January 6 as Distraction from Afghanistan, Other Crises

The Afghanistan war, unlike January 6, has been deadly, costly, and largely futile.

Lawmakers of both parties are asking tough questions -- and finger-pointing -- about how our exit went so wrong, so quickly. The juxtaposition of the two events, however, shows how preposterous the framing of January 6 has been from the start. It also underscores the dangerous consequences of the ruling class’ fixation on the Capitol protest.

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