NBC Correspondent Richard Engel is taking sides in the debate over what to do next in Afghanistan.

Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, Engel declared, “I honestly think it’s probably time to start leaving the country.  I really don’t see how this is going to end in anything but tears.”

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Engel’s comments — which came in response to the simple question, “What did you see in Afghanistan?” – have become part of the political debate.  In an interview today on CNN, Senator Russ Feingold repeatedly quoted Engel in a making the case for a timetable for withdrawing US troops.

Engel described the kind counter-insurgency effort advocated by General McChrystal as “a loser.”

Read More: By Jonathan Karl, ABC News

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