Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Bad News On The Afghan War

If a report in today's New York Times is to be believed, and it almost certainly is a product of controlled leaks from the White House, President Obama's national security team is "coalescing" around the idea of sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

While that is less than the 48,000 that the Pentagon wants, it is nevertheless a bitter Veteran's Day present because no amount of troops will win the day in a vast, ungovernable and deeply corrupt land with a tribal culture and myriad enemies beyond a resurgent Taliban and Al Qaeda.

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