Filed under: Foreign Policy, Islam, Terrorism | Tags: Afghanistan, health care, Pakistan, U.S. Military
William Kristol doesn’t understand the agonizing over Afghanistan:
I think that’s pathetic. The president said this is a war of necessity. He said it’s a war we have to win He said we have to think about it regionally and that we have to think of Afghanistan together with Pakistan and that we can’t have a stable Pakistan unless we hold the line in Afghanistan, and an unstable Pakistan in unbelievably dangerous since they have nuclear weapons. Why is this a tough call?
In essence, he writes, we should accept a high risk of failure in Afghanistan because trying to win the war will take away momentum from Obama’s domestic agenda, notably health-care reform. “The last thing he should do is rush into a new set of obligations in Afghanistan that would come to define his presidency more than any victory he wins on health care.”
Well, that kinda sums it up, doesn’t it?
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