The morning after President Obama went to West Point to lay out his plans for troop deployment in Afghanistan, Arianna broke down the issue with Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC's Morning Meeting. Wednesday's show went into the "tortured logic" of Obama's approach to the country, when the real danger seems to be next door. With 30,000 additional troops headed into the conflict, reports indicate that Afghanistan's rugged terrain is more fertile for quagmires than al-Qaeda. As few as 100 members of the group are in a country where invading armies have historically failed to get a foothold. Meanwhile, Pakistan is home to more potential terrorists -- and nuclear weapons.
Arianna and Ratigan also discussed the way Vice President Biden has been hedging his bets on Afghanistan, serving as both a dissenting voice internally and a loyal soldier externally. But does anybody want to read another memoir about moral agony? What happened to the concept of an honorable resignation?