An excerpt from "British Court Convicts Three in Plot to Blow Up Airliners", New York Times, 7 September 2009: After two trials and the largest counterterrorist investigation in Britain’s history, three men were found guilty in a London court on Monday of a plot to bomb at least seven trans-Atlantic airliners on a single day … Continue reading Every day the war’s advocates find new reasons we should fight in Afghanistan!
The battle continues, and heats up. Prominent people are chaning sides. Others double down, advocating that we expand the war. The stakes are high. Is the public paying attention? Contents Three prominent conservatives turn against the war. General McChrystal expected to seek more troops A debate in the Washington Post A clearer look at our … Continue reading Today’s volleys in the domestic battle about Afghanistan
Polls show that support for the Af-pak war is fading. The standard rationals for the war -- prevent another 9-11, nation-building -- are demolished. The debate has shown the war's advocates without an substantive reasons for the war. We will soon see if the American public notices. Or cares. Or can make its voice heard. … Continue reading The advocates for the Af-pak war demonstrate their bankruptcy. Will the American public notice?
Today's must-read article about the war: "The Case for Afghanistan: Strategic Considerations", Joshua Foust, Registan, 27 August 2009. The second in this series (the first was discussed here); it deserves to be read in full. Please do so, as the Af-pak war may have vast effects on the US and the world. Here are Foust's … Continue reading Foust describes the case for our war in Afghanistan
This series is just a follow-up to You can end our war in Afghanistan. The debate accelerates about our war in Afghanistan. IMO the following all deserve your attention. An advocate for the war called me a "troll" for making the same points as Finel, so these critiques must be hitting close to home. Pass these on! … Continue reading Valuable, powerful articles about our war in Afghanistan