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Afghanistan Speech

The President's Missing Notes on Afghanistan

Wilfredo Amr Ruiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Wilfredo Amr Ruiz

After more than a decade of military occupation and trillions of dollars spent, the general environment in Afghanistan is extremely dangerous and unsafe, even in the capital.

War Economy: The Selling of Afghanistan, 2011

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The last president's legacy was tarnished when he declared "Mission Accomplished" too soon. It would be tragic if this president declared victory too late.

Frank Rich: Obama's Logic Is No Match For Afghanistan

nytimes.com | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's speech, for all its thoughtfulness and sporadic eloquence, was a failure at its central mission. On its own terms, as both policy and rhetoric...