Month: October 29, 2009

Oct 29,2009

Friedman’s amnesia

Tom Friedman says don’t send more troops to Afghanistan, because there are no positive trends to build on, like the Anbar Awakening before the surge in Iraq. Yet back in...

Oct 29,2009

Tom Friedman’s logic

The vote is in. Tom Friedman says no more troops for Afghanistan. Why? When I think back on all the moments of progress in that part of the world —...

Oct 29,2009

Feingold’s fantasy

On CBS, the senator from Wisconsin said the following: And the idea that the Taliban is the same as al Qaeda, and they’re going to welcome al Qaeda back with...

Oct 29,2009

Evidence that we don’t need more troops

David Adams commanded a US advisory team in the Afghan province of Khost. Ann Marlowe reported from Afghanistan. They write, From the beginning of 2007 to March 2008, the 82nd...

Oct 29,2009

A superb article on Afghanistan

There’s plenty of material out there, but Steve Biddle’s article in TNR [subscription only] stands head and shouders above the rest. Even if you’re against more troops, you should test...