January 13, 2014
A Tale of Two Surges
Rick Richman, Commentary
The Associated Press
More than three-fourths of the names on some future Afghanistan memorial wall will be those of American soldiers who died under a commander-in-chief contemptuous of the military, whose foreign policy was (to use Bret Stephens’ expression in this incisive video on the Gates book) “the conduct of politics by other means” – a chilling fact now underlined by a former secretary of defense’s book.
TAGGED: Robert Gates, Afghanistan, Barack Obama