Tag Archives: Al Qaeda

5 Reasons the U.S. Will Lose in Afghanistan

“You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia. But only slightly less well-known is this: Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!” – Vizzini, The Princess Bride. “President Karzai is not an adequate strategic […]

Obama rededicates U.S. to Afghan occupation

In last night’s highly-anticipated address, President Barack Obama defended his decision to deploy 30,000 more American soldiers to Afghanistan, arguing that it’s necessary for the common security of the U.S. and its allies. Obama outlined a military strategy that seeks to beat back the Taliban and weaken Al-Qaeda, while strengthening the Afghan Government and its […]

Killing the last of my inner-neocon

On Tuesday I wrote about how I thought Obama was overly ambitious with his plans for Pakganistan. Rather than continue our military occupation of Afghanistan, I thought it would be better to continue to strike from afar at Al Qaeda bases if they pop up: We could simply strike the terrorist bases in Afghanistan and […]

Overestimating the threat and our power

On Friday, Obama tried to sell America on his plans for escalating the war in Pakganistan. Obama says the “if the Afghan government falls to the Taliban, or allows al-Qaida to go unchallenged — that country will again be a base for terrorists who want to kill as many of our people as they possibly […]