Saturday, January 24, 2009

Afghanistan, Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here

Obama's War
Published: January 24, 2009
New York Times

Fearing Another Quagmire in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has, after all, stymied would-be conquerors since Alexander the Great. It’s always the same story; the invaders — British, Soviets — control the cities, but not the countryside. And eventually, the invaders don’t even control the cities, and are sent packing.

Think Iraq was hard? Afghanistan, former Secretary of State Colin Powell argues, will be “much, much harder.”

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