and his conclusion:
“The bottom line is that these various critiques have not damaged the report’s central conclusion: The war in Afghanistan has become a fool’s errand that is neither essential to U.S. national security nor likely to produce a satisfactory outcome.“
What are our moral obligations to the Afghan people…to Pakistan…who often simply plays both ends and whose state has a close and complicated relationship to terror groups…and ultimately any President’s obligation to the American people and our security?
Will The FATA region simply become a stronghold for global terrorism again, after any U.S. withdrawal?
Also On This Site: From Michael Yon: ‘General Petraeus Letter’…Dexter Filkins Book On Afghanistan And Iraq: “The Forever War”…Greg Mortenson On Charlie Rose: Afghanistan And Pakistan…From Bloomberg: More Troops To Afghanistan? A Memo From Henry Kissinger To Gerald Ford?