certainly needs an overhaul.
It’s not true that Afghanistan is Pashtun for Vietnam. It is true that Pakistan is Urdu for Cambodia.
Many nations, not to say empires, have sent armies to Afghanistan and all have succeeded in failing. Obama, however, brings hope. And surgical strikes – that’s really health care for all. So we’ll see. It’s clear he already has buyer’s remorse. Or at least sticker shock. He wanted to trade Afghanistan in for Pakistan as part of the cash for clunkers deal. Too slow. I have a bumper sticker on my car: I’m already for the next war. But this one’s been good to us – it’s a jobs program, mostly. There’s been a great heartening of the armories. And it’s been good for the planners in our think tanks. Where we mostly think about tanks. Also, they say that our activities are the biggest recruiter for al Qaeda, so we’re kind of taking their job away from them, but if they go belly up, I’m sure we’ll bail them out.