July 17, 2012
Don't Meddle in Afghanistan's Election
Michael Rubin, Contentions
A few days ago, Brookings’ Michael O’Hanlon took to the pages of The Washington Post to argue that the United States should actively interfere in the next Afghan election to pick a winner
O’Hanlon is a serious scholar and a formidable strategic thinker. He is not an instant expert chasing after headlines; his ideas deserve to be taken seriously. In this case, however, he is not only wrong, but if the Obama administration and U.S. military followed his advice, the results would be counterproductive to the extreme.
TAGGED: Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan, Michael O' Hanlon