12/08/2009 08:51 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

That Old Cheney Rag

Bob Herbert, writing in today's NY Times:

"I spoke recently with a student at Columbia who was enthusiastic about the escalation of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He argued that a full-blown counterinsurgency effort, which would likely take many years and cost many lives, was the only way to truly win the war. He was a very bright young man: thoughtful and eager and polite. I asked him if he had any plans to join the military and help make this grand mission a success. He said no."

All together now: he has "other priorities...."

I wonder what they are.