“Obama Must Get Afghanistan Right” by Katrina Vanden Huevel
April 16, 2009, 1:00am
President-elect Barack Obama not only had the good judgment to oppose the war in Iraq, he argued for the need “to end the mindset that took us into” that war. So it’s troubling that he ramped up his rhetoric during the campaign about exiting Iraq in order to focus on what he calls the “central front in the war on terror”–Afghanistan. His plan now calls for an escalation of 20,000 to 30,000 additional American troops over the next year–nearly doubling the current 32,000.
From: The Nation