My dog JJ was obsessed with trying to find the crying doggy in the video. He tried to make the pup feel better by licking my keyboard. Sweet JJ, and sweet video doggy. I hope for her sake and the pup's, this mom never has to go back to Afghanistan again.
As I followed the sad trail of damaged veterans to write my new book, I came to see how much they and their families have suffered, like Afghans, from the delusions of this nation's leaders, more powerful and less accountable than themselves.
Afghans and their neighbors are preparing for a post-American Afghanistan and Washington's influence, no matter what U.S. officials assert, is diminishing rapidly. This may be the only issue on which everyone in Afghanistan and its rivalry-ridden region can agree.