Will this be where Obama comes acropper?
Bob Herbert raises some anxious and pointed questions about Afghanistan and the administration’s yet-to-be enunciated policy.
“We invaded Afghanistan more than seven years ago. We have not broken the back of Al Qaeda or the Taliban. We have not captured or killed Osama bin Laden. We don’t even have an escalation strategy, much less an exit strategy. An honest assessment of the situation, taking into account the woefully corrupt and ineffective Afghan government led by the hapless Hamid Karzai, would lead inexorably to such terms as fiasco and quagmire.
Instead of cutting our losses, we appear to be doubling down.”
And an LBJ/ Vietnam comparison here: