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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Roger Cohen, "Dulce Et Decorum Est": He Finally Gets Around to Telling Us Afghanistan Is Unwinnable

Regarding American involvement in Afghanistan, Roger (Iran is "not totalitarian") Cohen has finally gotten around to telling us in his New York Times op-ed entitled "Dulce Et Decorum Est" (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/opinion/dulce-et-decorum-est.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss) that "it is not 'sweet and right to die for your country' — almost 11 years into an unwinnable war." My goodness, this is something that I have been saying since the inception of this blog.

But where in this opinion piece is there reference to President Obama's responsibility for this disaster? In fact, Cohen refers to Obama only once:

"Afghanistan is a country where President Obama appointed an able envoy, the late Richard Holbrooke, only to emasculate him."

That's all? No mention of Obama's protracted decision to escalate US involvement while providing the Taliban with America's timetable for troop withdrawal?

Of course, as we approach November, Cohen wouldn't want to clue anyone into the fact that this president's foreign policy has been an unprecedented disaster.

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