"Full disclosure: Geraldo Rivera and I are friends of long standing." At least we have been until now, because I want to take issue with his Fox News appearance where he strongly criticized Michael Hastings.
The US must abandon the illusions that American well-being depends on shaping the affairs of other places wherever something happens that discomforts us; and that people in those places want us to take custody of their well-being.
McChrystal may be out there insulting the Constitution and the chain of command by trying to embarrass his commander in chief, but Obama hasn't budged from his insistence that he is exploring all options in Afghanistan.
India's Foreign Minister said the US would be better off seeking a political solution in Afghanistan. It's safe to assume he wouldn't have commented without authentic knowledge of the Afghan government's perspective.