Kevin Nicholson on Afghanistan: Fighting in the Graveyard of Empires

One of the most frustrating aspects of politics, as a candidate, is that you often feel like you are fighting ghosts – or more accurately, cockroaches and rats. The cockroaches and rats of politics swarm about your feet in the dark, biting and nipping at your ankles, doing their best to pass their diseases onto you, only to then recede back into the dark when you move to stomp on them. I certainly felt this during my U.S. Senate campaign in 2018.

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