President Obama vowed to keep to his exit strategy in Afghanistan, despite the recent tragedies, including the massacre of 16 civilians in Kandahar by what the military says was a lone gunman. Like Nixon on VietNam, he believes the US can have an honorable exist.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 13, 2012 7:00 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday March 12, 2012 6:30 am|
The President has delivered condolences, both in a public statement and in a private call to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But these may ring hollow to an Afghan public weary of war and occupation. The biggest near-term consequence is a delay to the strategic partnership agreement with the Afghans, which appeared on track after a Friday agreement on transferring prisoners from Bagram Air Base into Afghan custody. Both the American public and Afghans have long since turned against the war.