Afghanistan: No Withdrawal, No Reconciliation

By: Thursday November 18, 2010 6:40 pm

Obama said it wouldn’t be easy, and it wasn’t – a lot of American and Afghan blood was spilled in order to “break the momentum” and get a seat at the table. And it certainly wasn’t quick, these talks have been in the works for well over a year now. So, how did it go?

Mullah Omar, leader of the Taliban, isn’t having any of it…Damn, what’s the problem?

 

Obama Playing Games With Afghanistan War

By: Thursday November 11, 2010 5:15 pm

We all know how 11 dimensional chess works: President Obama claims he supports something easily acceptable and mainstream, like removing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell or closing the illegal prison at Guantanamo Bay. His plan for doing so however, involves an ethereal, un-named bill making its way through both the House and Senate, which have almost [...]

Petraeus and Obama: Smell the Love

By: Friday September 17, 2010 8:45 am

Leaving aside the tenor of their working relationship, the basic point is correct: by putting Gen. David Petraeus in charge, President Obama sided with Petraeus’s interpretation of July 2011 for the mission in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Has Hamid Karzai Already Joined the Taliban?

By: Friday June 18, 2010 4:30 pm

The real endgame Karzai is working toward is that of a nominal, Pashtun-nationalist government in Kabul overlaying a Taliban-dominated countryside. Together they function not only as a crime family capable of exploiting Afghanistan’s resources but also as a highly effective proxy for Pakistan’s interminable battle against Indian influence.

Does an Afghanistan Exit Strategy Hurt Our Allies?

By: Wednesday June 16, 2010 6:35 pm

Senate Republicans criticized President Obama’s decision to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan in July 2011, claiming it sends the wrong message to our allies. But is this really accurate?

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