08/22/2010 04:11 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Frank Rich: The Right's Criticism Of The Islamic Cultural Center Destroys Their Case For Afghanistan

The prime movers in the campaign against the "ground zero mosque" just happen to be among the last cheerleaders for America's nine-year war in Afghanistan. The wrecking ball they're wielding is not merely pounding Park51, as the project is known, but is demolishing America's already frail support for that war, which is dedicated to nation-building in a nation whose most conspicuous asset besides opium is actual mosques.

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