More Troops to Afghanistan
I understood why we went into Afghanistan following the attacks of September 11, 2001. Even after carefully listening to President Obama’s speech last night, I confess that I am unsure why we’re still there.
We will be leaving in the summer of 2011, but this doesn’t seem to be contingent on anything resembling victory as we would traditionally recognize it. In this sense, it seems like some kind of postmodern military effort; we’re free to construct our own narratives regarding the outcome. Certainly, it won’t end with concession, surrender, or armistice.
If you have any thoughts about the plan Barack Obama outlined in last night’s speech at West Point, leave a comment.