The movement to rethink the Afghanistan War is picking up steam. The Aug. 8 demonstration in Santa Barbara is just one example of the growing discontent and the creative actions by local activists to express it.
We're supposed to believe that the WikiLeaks information is "proof" that the president was right to initiate a massive escalation. If I were the president, this would be the drop-dead last argument I'd be making
When I got off the plane in Kabul for a series of on the ground interviews the reality of the 3rd poorest country in the world hit hard. The poverty is overwhelming and it stands in stark contrast to the billions being spent on military efforts.
The fact of the matter is that Fiorina has sought to align herself with the Tea Party. She believes in what they stand for and what role they've played in the political dialogue. We believe she should denounce them.
If you can't protect the population generally, from the perspective of COIN doctrine, you lose. If you lack a legitimate host nation government as a partner, you lose. And guess what? According to that doctrine the United States is losing. Badly.
I spoke with a man who lost a cousin and a future daughter-in-law during that awful special forces night raid. Hearing the story from a person who was there really drives home the necessity of ending this brutal, costly war.
What does it mean for McChrystal's people to apologize for killing innocent people and lying about it, only to have them turn around and keep repeating the same behavior? Why should we be moved or lend credulity to such apologies?
Petraeus says he supports the president's policy. His comments this week, though, serve only to validate the critics of the withdrawal portion of the president's policy. He's not a supporter of this policy. He's a concern troll.