Tuesday, September 1, 2009

George Will says, get ground forces out of Afghanistan


George F. Will, normally a conservative columnist, is calling for America to withdraw its ground forces from Afghanistan. Part of his logic is to concentrate on Pakistan, “a country that actually matters”. Some of his argument derives from comparison with Iraq. He does support the continued use of drones, cruise missiles, and some special forces units. Yet, that was Clinton’s approach in 1998 when he missed Osama bin Laden. The link for the op-ed (Sept. 1) is here.

Monday, the Washington Times had a long piece about the deficit in skills in Arabic and other Muslim languages in intelligence, law enforcement, and military services. Remember, “don’t ask don’t tell” doesn’t help.

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