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

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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.”

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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