If Matthew Hoh could tell you one thing to help you understand the United States' predicament in Afghanistan, it's that the presence of our ground combat troops is not doing anything to defeat al Qaeda.
Obama should rethink the Afghanistan war for lots of reasons. It isn't making us more secure. It's costing us billions of dollars as well as jobs and lives. And now, the latest reason, he's losing key voters.
After more than 800 U.S. military casualties, tens of thousands of Afghan civilian deaths and $228 billion, we have zero indications that Pashtuns in Afghanistan are any closer to giving their support to the Kabul government.