|By Richard N. Haass | NEWSWEEK
Published Dec 5, 2009
From the magazine issue dated Dec 14, 2009
Sartre's play No Exit features characters who cannot escape from one another. The United States is counting on Iraqis and Afghans to do more so that Americans can do less. But in neither country is it obvious, or even likely, that this will turn out to be the case.
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