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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama Gets Us Into Another Vietnam

From today's New York Times comes word that the US ambassador there warned Obama that sending more troops would be disasterous, yet Obama listened to his generals instead. This is more "change we can believe in?"

The United States ambassador in Kabul warned his superiors here in November that President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan “is not an adequate strategic partner” and “continues to shun responsibility for any sovereign burden,” according to a classified cable that offers a much bleaker accounting of the risks of sending additional American troops to Afghanistan than was previously known.

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