The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group

Saturday, May 16, 2009

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Sorry for the missed post today -- neither Whisker nor I was able to do it. I think that's the first time that has happened in the history of IT/TII. But, right now there are only two of us and we have lives. Anyway, I'll cover both days tomorrow and we'll make sure to keep the documentation as complete as we can. I will also have a review of Juan Cole's new book in the very near future.

We won't let you down.