From the President’s address on Afghanistan last night:
The goal that we seek is achievable, and can be expressed simply: No safe haven from which al Qaeda or its affiliates can launch attacks against our homeland or our allies.
In the age of advanced spy satellites, Predators and stealth helicopters that can deliver teams of lethal special forces anywhere on the planet, what exactly is a “safe haven”? Is there such a thing anymore?
Bin Laden was being harbored by a nuclear power — and he wasn’t safe. So who is?
The goal Obama has laid out here has already been achieved. So it’s not clear at all why we need to keep nearly 70,000 troops in Afghanistan.