Comments: New Tomdispatch

Good ol' Afghanistan.

Still the tar baby of geopolitics for more than a hundred years.

Posted by En Ming Hee at February 7, 2009 10:00 AM

Well, do the math. The US military has to continue its rampage in Afghanistan, pissing off 1.3 billion world Muslims, to prevent that country of 32 million people from being a future staging area for another nineteen guys with box-cutters. Or, we need an army of 30,000 troops to get the guy in the cave. Both reasons are used by the deep thinkers that run things.

Posted by Don Bacon at February 7, 2009 10:52 AM