December 6, 2009

Five Flawed Assumptions

A basic but concise critique of President Obama's surge for Afghanistan, courtesy of Time.

We'll add a sixth, a headline by the Christian Science Monitor: "The goal of the Afghanistan surge is limited: to break the Taliban's momentum by July 2011."

When is the Taliban's momentum officially broken, can it rise again, can it be left alive after US forces withdraw, can the ANA fit the White House's timetable, not just in the next 18 months but three to five years?

What's limited about this goal the article doesn't say. Maybe because it's an unlimited, ambiguous goal.

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