Less Than 100?!

So let me get this straight. We were attacked by al Qaeda on 9/11, al Qaeda is in Afghanistan, so that’s why we’re there, right? CIA Chief Leon Panetta doesn’t think so.

“I think the estimate on the number of Al Qaida is actually relatively small. I think at most, we’re looking at maybe 60 to 100, maybe less. It’s in that vicinity. There’s no question that the main location of Al Qaida is in tribal areas of Pakistan.” [Source]

So why? Why are we still there? (I feign actual ignorance, please note.) As they are wont to say on the Daily Show, WTF?

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