George Will on Afghanistan



Will writes from Washington, D.C. (well, Arlington, Virginia). You can reach him at willblogcorrespondence at gmail dot com.

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4 Responses

  1. Avatar mike farmer says:

    Thank goodness, someone with clout is writing this. I have been writing about this for quite some time on my blog, which has a slightly smaller readership than Will’s.

    I like his plan — we need to get out, get out for good as soon as possible.Report

    • Avatar Alex says:

      I dunno, there were a lot of people 2 years ago saying that the Iraq side of the war was spiralling out of control, we shifted troops, surged, and now we’ve cleared most of the cities and democracy is doing quite well there.
      Although George Will makes many good points, I hate to call Afghanistan a lost cause too soon.Report

      • Avatar Steve says:

        We still have over 100,000 troops in Iraq and the current plan is (optimistically) to reduce the troop count to 50,000. And lest we forget that we had absolutely no business being there in the first place; as we have no business being in Afghanistan. Please don’t bring up 9/11 because Osama bin Laden was a CIA operative. Google Sibel Edmonds or go to

      • Avatar mike farmer says:

        Everything controlled in Iraq right now will evapaorate when we leave. What will we have accomplished? If Iraq was committed to individual rights, it would be one thing, but when we leave it will be the typical oppression of the minority by the majority, or the rule of the meanest gang.Report