An impressively succinct report published this week by a bipartisan group convened by Steve Clemons, a hyper-networked denizen of the New America Foundation, says simply that the president's counter-insurgency strategy is not working, cannot work, and is based on a flawed understanding of America's interests in the country. In effect, it resurrects the Joe Biden idea that nation-building in Afghanistan is a fool's errand, and that America can take care of its strategic interests in the country at far less risk and cost by stripping down its ambitions there.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Maybe It's So, Joe
The founding executive director of the Nixon Center in Washington is making big waves with a report that second-guesses the Bush-Obama policy in Afghanistan. The "Economist":