Friday, March 27, 2009

Obama's Plan for Afghanistan

Obama's plan for Afghanistan gets a lot of coverage today; for example, in the WaPo and the NY Times - and in a nutshell, what we're talking about is more troops, more funds, an ambitious - I would say, well nigh impossible - goal (“We have a clear and focused goal to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al Qaeda in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and to prevent their return to either country in the future.”), no timetable, no end in sight, although he does at least say that the US commitment is not open-ended.

I'm sure that's what Kennedy and Johnson were thinking in the 1960s as the US blundered into Vietnam.

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