January 17, 2014

Obama Was Never Serious About Afghanistan

Charles Krauthammer, National Review

The Associated Press

Iraq is a dumb war, said Obama repeatedly. It’s a war of choice. Afghanistan is a war of necessity, the central front in the War on Terror. Having run on that, Obama had a need to at least make a show of trying to win the good war, the smart war.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Robert Gates, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, U.S. Foreign Policy


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