We Can’t Afford War By Amy Goodman —
The U.S. will eventually negotiate its withdrawal from Afghanistan. The only difference between now and then will be the number of dead, on all sides, and the amount of (borrowed) money that will be spent.
The Wound McChrystal Opened By E.J. Dionne, Jr. —
Gen. Stanley McChrystal put President Barack Obama in an impossible position. That is why McChrystal had to go.
General Discharge By Robert Scheer —
Rolling Stone’s definitive piece on the “Runaway General” establishes the man in charge of the Afghanistan misadventure as an egotistical flake whose half-baked Afghan war-fighting strategy should never have been endorsed.