Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The 'fourth' Afghan war

To govern Afghanistan is a bit like being a Chicago ward politician in the 1920s. It involves understanding power.
-- Rory Stewart, in Afghanistan -- Thirty Years of Conflict and Chaos.

Barack Obama understands power politics. But that doesn't mean that it's a good idea to be there in the first place.

Maybe not the cleverest place to go sticking a great big cross, guys.

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