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‘We lost’: Some U.S. veterans say blood spilled in Afghanistan was wasted

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By Tim Reid GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (Reuters) – Jason Lilley was a special operations forces Marine Raider who fought in multiple battles in Iraq and Afghanistan during America’s longest war. As Lilley, 41, reflects on President Joe Biden’s decision to end America’s military mission in Afghanistan on Aug. 31, he expresses love for his country, but disgust at its politicians and dismay at the blood and money squandered. Comrades were killed and maimed in wars he says were unwinnable, making him rethink his country and his life. “A hundred percent we lost the war,” Lilley said. “The whole point was…

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