There's a pretty good chance Barack Obama has no idea what he's doing in Afghanistan. There's a pretty good chance that, not knowing what he's doing, the anti-Iraq-war-but-pro-Afghanistan-war-war president will get us into a sorry situation. But almost nobody is saying boo.
Even George Bush's Iraq adventure, greeted with so much patriotic awe, was given more scrutiny than the Obama Afghanistan build up.
"The top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David D. McKiernan, was forced out Monday in an abrupt shake-up intended to bring a more aggressive and innovative approach to a worsening seven-year war," writes the Times, in a story accompanied by a ROFL picture of a soldier in his boxer shorts shooting at the Taliban.
The Times, which famously failed to question the assumptions that got us into Iraq, is being alarmingly affable here about the "worsening seven-year war." Indeed, what exactly is an "aggressive and innovative approach"? Or, as the Times has also described it, "a bolder and more creative" strategy.
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